As a registered charity (Lord Brock Trust, no: 1155078), the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret generates income from museum admissions, group visits, events, and our museum shop, all of which is invested back into the upkeep of this historic space, its collection and exciting programming.

With the advent of Covid-19, the museum had to temporarily close, meaning all of these income streams were paused (some of them indefinitely). These are the ways in which you can support us:


Do you enjoy the work that we do? Then we have an exciting new Friends scheme for you. For a set amount of money each year, not only will you be supporting the museum, but you will also receive exclusive benefits.

Join today!

Donate Online

Help us secure the long-term future of the museum by making a one-off or regular donation. 

Thank you for your support.

Online Shop

Explore our online shop to discover our fun, varied, and exclusive range featuring local artists. If you are looking for the perfect quirky gift to surprise yourself or someone else, we have it! Our shop was been Highly Commended in the 2020 Museum + Heritage Awards.


As a small museum, we are grateful to the help of a small team of volunteers who provide addition support in a variety of roles. We like to think volunteering with us is a unique, rewarding and enjoyable experience, so take a look at what opportunities are available.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop via, (instead of you’ll find the exact same selection but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us under our registered charity name of the ‘Lord Brock Trust’.

Visit Us

We are opened to the public every Friday and Saturday.

You can purchase your tickets in advance, or at the desk upon arrival subject to availability, through our staggered traffic-light entry system.

Engage with us online!

As a registered charity, the love and support we get from our friends and followers is incredibly valuable in helping us preserve our historic space and provide the services we offer. Liking, commenting on, sharing our posts, leaving us a review, or recommending us to a friend, are all ways you can help support us.


The museums provides important learning resources regarding the history of medicine through the stories found at Old St Thomas’ Hospital in London Bridge. We have a number of history blog posts, educational resources, and even games that are freely available for everyone to explore on our website.