London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London attractions: Relive medical history in the Old Operating Theatre Museum
Published: Wednesday 13th of March 2013
No other attraction gives as much of an insight into the progress of modern medicine than the Old Operating Theatre Museum.
This 300-year-old herb garret houses Britain’s only surviving operating theatre, in which unlucky patients underwent surgery without anaesthesia or antiseptics.
The famous attraction has also been host to TV series such as From Hell, as well as other movies and shows.
But one highlight not to be missed is the 200th anniversary celebration of John Snow and his scientific contributions to anaesthesia and medicine.
A talk will be given on March 15th about the history of his life, while on March 16th there will be a talk on the infamous practice of body snatching.
The museum also hosts a series of regular talks and activities throughout the year.
Discover more for less with a London Pass.
Posted by Georgina Black
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Thursday 31st of January 2013 Visit the Chelsea Physic Garden, the second oldest botanical garden in Britain.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 The Cartoon Museum is hosting an exhibition that will delight those with an interest in the art form.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 London Canal Museum is one of the most unique museums tourists will come across in the English capital.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 There are plenty of different options when it comes to sightseeing in London.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 People seeking things to do in London could visit the London Motor Museum's impressive collection.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 The Fan Museum offers visitors another way to view the turbulent early 19th century in Europe.
Tuesday 29th of January 2013 The Jewel Tower is one of just two remaining buildings from the medieval palace of Westminster.
Monday 28th of January 2013 Diners on a Bateaux London Restaurant Cruise can enjoy delicious food against a breathtaking backdrop of London attractions.
Sunday 27th of January 2013 People who have always been interested in Jewish culture in Britain should not pass up on the chance to visit London's Jewish Museum.
Saturday 26th of January 2013 The London Guards Museum is a great option for people who want to learn more of the eye-catching soldiers stationed outside Buckingham Palace.
Friday 25th of January 2013 A moving exhibition entitled Fate, Hope & Charity opens today (January 25th) at the Foundling Museum, and will run until May 19th.