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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is organizing two fantastic events for London History Day: a walk, "The Nests of Satan", and an after hours talk, "The Courage of Victorian Surgeons and Their Patients." Join our knowledgeable staff for these events.

Event

Courage at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
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These are special prices for London History Day only - Book online

A Walk and After Hours Talk. Details as follows: "The Nests of Satan"
3.00pm - 4.00pm, £5 per person (max. 15)
The term Dutch Courage goes back to the seventeenth century, a time when there was one drinking establishment for every 14 householders in the Borough. Southwark's swilling history goes back much, much further and this walk (or crawl) will look back at the glory days of alehouses, breweries, inn and taverns, those 'nurseries of all riot, excess and idleness', which provide a unique insight into the social history of the area.

The After Hours Talk: "The Courage of Victorian Surgeons and Their Patients"
5.00pm - 6.00pm, £ 6.50 per person (max. 35)
Presented in the original 1822 operating theatre of St Thomas' Hospital, observe from the same position as a medical student at the time a mock demonstration of surgery before anaesthetics. Operations were limited and had to be quick, and without hand-washing and basic hygiene, the chance of later infection and death was high.The courage of the surgeons and their patients were tested throughout. This event will be followed by a complimentary drink in the Herb Garret.

Combined Walk & Talk: £10.00 (max. 15 people).

The Old Operating Theatre
The Old Operating Theatre © The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Tickets will be put on sale on Eventbrite - please, check our Event's page for link. Tickets will be refundable up to 7 days before the event. For the combined talk and walk, please, contact the museum.

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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street
London SE1 9RY

The walk will start here as well as the after hours talk. The walk also includes admission to the museum.

Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

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