Education in the Attic: an insight into the Educational Services of the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret. London Bridge

Stevie Edge


Hidden for almost a century in the attic of St Thomas Church the oldest operating theatre in Britain is now part of a museum. This precious building now houses a collection of pre-anaesthetic tools, items relating to medicine in the home and various Apothecary displays. The museum aims to preserve the theatre and items relating to medicine, in order to contribute to the understanding of the development of medical knowledge, with particular reference to St Thomas hospital. An independent museum with a long history of educational provision: this article explores some of the education services of The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret at London Bridge.   Key words: Anatomical collection - Medical museum - Teaching institutions 

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