Visit the oldest surviving surgical operating theatre in Europe

Traffic light system at the bottom of the spiral stairs
Museum trails for all ages to enjoy

Opening Times:

We are open every Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am until 5pm, with last admission at 4.15pm.

Entry will be in groups of up to 6 (from different households, so if you have a small group, you may be sharing a time slot with others) with staggered entry at 15 minute intervals. Walk-ins on the day will be accommodated subject to availability.

We are using a new traffic-light system to manage visitor flow up and down our 52-step spiral stairs which is our main entrance and exit. When you arrive, if the light is red, please wait in the foyer until the light turns green.

Please see our Access information if you have any additional requirements.

Please note: There are no public toilets onsite at the Museum.

Admission Prices:
  • Adult: £7.50
  • Concessions (Students aged 17 and above, Seniors aged 60+, and Disabled Visitors): £6.00
  • Child 6-16 years: £4.50
  • Children under 6 years: Free
  • Carers (with a full paying adult, concession or child ticket): Free
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children): £18.00, additional child, £1 each
Gift Vouchers

Why not treat yourself, family or friends to a visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret? Purchase your Gift Vouchers here.

We offer 2for1 entry on presentation of the following information (please note, if buying in advance, you will need to purchase 2for1 option on the booking page):

If you have a Museums Association card, please contact us to organise your free entry, and let us know which museum you are visiting us from.

Purchase your tickets here

We are keeping all our Covid safety measures in place until further notice. Find out more here.


Only handbags and small backpacks are allowed into the Museum.  This is due to the small size of some of the space. You will be asked to carry small backpacks by hand or to wear them on your front.


Due to restrictions in space in the historic church, please note we are not able to allow pushchairs into the space; they will need to be left in the foyer which we can keep safe. Please let us know if you require this upon your arrival.


Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays but pre-booked groups can be accommodated.