Free entry! Explore the history of medicine with London Pass

Calling all future doctors, paramedics and nurses to the Old Operating Theatre Museum! Tucked away in London Bridge in the roof of St Thomas' Church, climb a winding staircase and find yourself an 18th-century attic to discover the museum's ancient theatre. Get free access to Britain's only surviving operating theatre and get fascinating insights into the world of medicine and doctors of the past. Don't forget, your London Pass grants you free access to over 80 more incredible attractions, as well as a free 160-page guidebook.


Next available date:

Nov 22, 2019
Multiple Days Available

About the event

The Old Operating Theatre will transport you back to a time when operations were carried out in front of an audience - and without any anaesthetic or antiseptic! After climbing the windong spiral staircase up to the museum,. curious kids will love seeing the old surgical instruments and learning about the history of medicinal herbs used in these operations.


The museum is the perfect stop for a family day out around London Bridge. With your London Pass you can visit this attraction for free as well as the HMS Belfast, Southwark Cathedral and Tower Bridge which are all a stone's throw away. Read our Kidadl guides for more ideas on how to plan your days around London with the pass.


Don't wait! Save money on admission prices and get access to the best museums for free simply by scanning your London Pass at the attraction to redeem your sightseer credits. Choose your pass depending on the time you need (1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 consecutive days) and we will send it to you via email within 2 working days. Let's explore!


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Venue & Location

Old Operating Theatre Museum

Old Operating Theatre Museum



10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


10:30 AM - 5:00 PM