22 May 2013

SCI London Group Social Event: Visit to the Old Operating Theatre, Southwark

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SCI's London Group

Old Operating Theatre. Southwark.

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This is an opportunity for a private visit to this unique museum in the centre of London, in the shadow of the Shard, very close to London Bridge Station.

The Museum is in St. Thomas's Church - built by Wren's master mason Thomas Cartwright. Britain's oldest surviving Operating Theatre has been restored with original furniture, including a 19th Century operating table. The museum displays the history of herbal medicine, surgery, nursing at Old St. Thomas's Hospital (the original home of Florence Nightingale's Nursing School) and Guy's Hospital and the Evelina Children's Hospital. It provides a dramatic insight into life before the modern era.

We have been lucky enough to secure an exclusive viewing and talk by the museum's curator, Karen Howell, a herbalist.

A wine reception will follow the talk and tour. Book now without delay!

For more information about the museum visit their website www.thegarret.org.uk

N.B The museum has restricted access and is only accesible via a narrow 32 step spiral stairs, and is difficult for those who are not able bodied.
Venue and Contact

The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street 
London, SE1 9RY
Please click here for a location map.

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Tel: 0207 598 1594

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Open to members and non-members - £10 each.

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Additional Info
The London Group invites you to attend their 2013 social event, a tour and reception at the Old Operating Theatre Museum - the oldest surviving operating theatre in Europe.