Speed surgery at the Old Operating Theatre (Jan 2015)

Address:
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
Telephone:
The contact number for Old Operating Theatre is +44 (0) 207 188 2679
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Old Operating Theatre
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Old Operating Theatre
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Old Operating Theatre: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, RV1
London bus fares 2017
Trains:
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
London train fares 2017
  Buy a travelcard
  Buy an Oyster card
  Buy a Visitor Oyster card
  Buy a London Pass plus Visitor Oyster card
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

This event has already passed

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.

 

Did you go to this event?  Write a review…

Got a question?
Talk about Speed surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

If you enjoy Halloween events in London then you might like these other London events…

Ghost Tour of Hampton Court Palace – 31st October 2016 to 26th February 2017 (Sat, Sun only)Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards, whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear – 16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017The Victoria & Albert Museum's 'Undressed' exhibition will explore the history of underwear from the 18th-century to today.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care – 29th June 2016 to 15th January 2018The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition – 23rd July 2016 to 17th April 2017This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.

Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror – 28th July 2016 to 28th August 2017The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.

Crime Scene Live! — at the Natural History Museum – 9th Sept, 7th Oct, 11th Nov 2016, 20th Jan, 17th Feb, 17th Mar, 7th Apr, 5th May and 23rd Jun 2017Collect evidence around the Natural History Museum and become a CSI for a night, during "Crime Scene Live".

You Say You Want a Revolution? 1966-1970 – 10th September 2016 to 26th February 2017The Victoria & Albert Museum's new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.

Dino Snores — Natural History Museum sleep-over – 24th Sept, 1st Oct, 19th Nov, 3rd Dec, 13th Jan, 4th Feb, 4th Mar, 1st Apr, 13th May and 9th June 2017Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!

 

If you like Old Operating Theatre, then you might also like…

> Florence Nightingale Museum events If you like the Old Operating Theatre then you might like these events at London’s Florence Nightingale Museum as well
> Fleming Museum events If you can’t find any events at the Old Operating Theatre then maybe you can try the Fleming Museum in London
 

2017 guidebook – read a free sample

500 pages packed with money saving tips, reviews, photos and street maps

Honest reviews of London’s most popular attractions and landmarks

Example itineraries – two weeks of ideas, including one week for kids

Insider tips – look inside Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s for free

Bus and train fares – a detailed guide to the buses, trains, Oyster cards and fares

Amazon.com:  $3.99 ebook · $15.99 paperback
Amazon.co.uk:  £2.99 ebook · £11.99 paperback

Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

By day

By month

By venue

Find events

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Buy Oyster Cards Buy travelcardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains

London blog

Read our review:
Little Venice

It always feels like a slothful Sunday morning in Little Venice: sunny, slow and easy. I can see one guy shuffling along… more

Read our review:
Dr. Johnson's House

If you flick through a few London guidebooks then it won't be long before you find the phrase "If you're tired of L… more

Read our review:
Handel & Hendrix in London

Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Imagine having to live next door to those two -- you'd have Handel blasting his music at you by… more

Cheap tickets

Buy theatre tickets

Oyster cards