Surgery & The Victorian Operating Theatre Live Event

Location: Old Operating Theatre

March 10, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Join the team at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret and let them take you to the Victorian era and go over the surgical procedures that were done in theirspace. To understand the dramatic location of the operating theatre in the attic of a church, they will first explore the origins and history of Old St Thomas’ Hospital and a quick overview of the medical profession. They will then describe the most common surgical procedures that would have taken place in this original space nearly 200 years ago. Listen as the team delve into the horrors of surgery before the arrival of anaesthesia and antiseptics that helped pave the way to our modern medical procedures.

Shown live from the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe, you will see the original space located in the attic of an 18th century church, where up to 150 medical students would have once gathered and learnt their trade.

10th March (virtual)
26th March (live)
30th April (live)
28th May (live)
25th June (live)

Doors will open at 09:45 for a 10:00 am start.

 **Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. For more information go to Access.

***All income from ticket sales goes to support the upkeep of the museum, a registered charity, and the collection.