Old Operating Theatre

Top 2% of attractions in London
8 / 10

8 expert reviews

“This rare example of a 19th-century operating theater... remained abandoned until 1956, when it was restored and turned into a medical museum.”

– Fodor's

"St Thomas’ Hospital used the attic of a neighboring church for a space in which surgeries... and other quick-hit procedures, could be conducted." Full review
Not For Tourists
"Macabre ancient operating theatre, with gallery for eager spectators."
Michelin Guide
0 Stars
"The roof space of St Thomas's Church (1703) in Southwark was utilised as an operating theatre for St Thomas's Hospital from 1821 to1862" Full review
Atlas Obscura
"In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients. " Full review
Time Out
"Britain's oldest surviving purpose-built operating theatre, the Old Operating Theatre Museum is situated in a herb garret in the roof of St Thomas's Church" Full review
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