Speed surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

Old Operating Theatre, 9A St. Thomas’s Street, Southwark, London 51.505016 -0.088211
Dates & Time:
Every Saturday (unless replaced by a special event)
Starts at 2 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £6.50; Senior £5; Child (under 16) £3.50; Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children) £13.90
Booking is recommended, as you might not get a place if you just turn up on the day. There is a maximum capacity of 60 people
The event is not recommended for children under the age of 12
See the garret.org.uk for more details
The contact number for Old Operating Theatre is +44 (0) 207 188 2679
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The following bus routes go near Old Operating Theatre: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, RV1
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The best London underground train stations to visit Old Operating Theatre are Borough Cannon Street London Bridge Monument
Note: The actual closest train station to Old Operating Theatre is London Bridge
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Disclaimer: London Drum has no association with Old Operating Theatre. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the event information is accurate, museum exhibitions in London are sometimes cancelled or amended without us being notified. You should always reconfirm the museum exhibition with Old Operating Theatre before making plans

Read The London Craig blog> Craig has been here before. Read his review of the Old Operating Theatre

Enjoy a demonstration of speed surgery -- 19th-century style!

In the days before anaesthesia had been invented operations had to be extremely swift, because without any of our modern medicines, the chances of a patient getting an infection was high. (And also the constant screaming must have got on their nerves.)

This demonstration will give you a taste of what it must have been like, and will be presented in the original confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St. Thomas's Hospital.

Note: This event is not recommended for children under the age of 12. The talk can be quite graphic, particularly when describing the history of surgery.


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