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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

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 antiseptics.

(You must have a printed voucher)

Admission: £6.50
Opening times:


Daily 10.30 - 17.00

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.

Phone number: 020 7188 2679

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2FOR1 entry when you take the train

One of the oldest surviving operating theatres, learn fascinating facts about our medical past and feel very lucky about healthcare today. Book today for a memorable trip and make sure you use our special offer for 2 for 1 entry when you travel on a c2c train. Also, if you book in advance you can save on your off peak train fare.     

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How to get there by train

It's very easy to get to the The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret. The museum is close to London Bridge station in the historic Borough of Southwark along the same street as the Shard. Search for a red brick church with white dressing stone on the corners. This is St Thomas' Church and the museum is located on the garret, or attic, of this church. The entrance is through the bell tower and 52 steps up a spiral staircase. The museum is a couple of minutes walk from London Bridge station.

Change from c2c at West Ham for the Jubilee line (the gray line) to get to London Bridge (it's about a 16 minute tube ride). Or take a scenic 20 minute walk from Fenchurch Street station and take in the major landmarks as you walk over the Thames across London Bridge. 

How to get your 2FOR1 voucher?

To claim your 2 for 1 to The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret voucher, you simply need to click the ‘get voucher’ button on this page and then book your train ticket to London with c2c. Remember for your 2 for 1 ticket to be valid you must use the voucher on the same day that you travel with c2c. However if you have a c2c weekly season, monthly or annual season ticket you can use your voucher on any of the days your ticket is valid.

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To make the most of your day out, be sure to take a look at our hundreds of other London 2FOR1 vouchers.


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