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Hidden in the roof of a church, a 300-year old herb garret
houses the only surviving 19th century operating theatre, complete
with wooden operating table and observation stands, from which
spectators witnessed surgery performed without anaesthetic or
Admission: Adult £6.20.
Opening Times: Daily 10:30-17:00. Not valid for
Visit Time: 1 hour.
Telephone: 020 7188 2679.
2FOR1 The Old Operating Theatre
This offer expires on 31 October 2013
Address: Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret, 9a St
Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY.
Nearest Station: London Bridge.
Nearest Bus Routes: RV1, 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141,
149, 343, 381, 521.
Due to the nature of the building, the only access to the Museum
is via a narrow, 32-step spiral staircase. Therefore, there is no
wheelchair access or access for those with limited mobility. We do,
however, provide braille guides to the museum, and can organise
handling activities for blind people. We also have a hearing loop
in the theatre. For more information please telephone the number
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