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We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August

  • The Old Operating Theatre
  • View of the Herb Garret
  • View of the spiral staircase
  • View of the Herb Garret
  • St Thomas' Church

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

Thomas Cartwright

place
9a St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
info_outline
Bookshop

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: London Bridge
train
Nearest train: London Bridge
directions_bus
Bus routes: 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 149
St Thomas' Church attic (1703) once part of old St Thomas' Hospital, houses the hospital's Herb Garret and the oldest surviving operating theatre (1822) in Europe.

Events

Sunday 5th September
General Access
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
group Capacity: 40
No toilets on site. Access is only through a narrow 52-step spiral staircase.
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.

Design

Original design
Thomas Cartwright, 1703
Type
museum
Period
Stuart