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A Quick Overview of The Old Operating Theatre Museum
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is a museum of surgical history and one of the oldest surviving operating theatres.
- It is located in the garret of St Thomas's Church, Southwark, in London, on the original site of St Thomas' Hospital.
- There is little information about operating theatres at Old St Thomas from its foundation till the 18th century.
- The church that contains the Old Operating Theatre Museum was built at the end of the 17th century, when the hospital and church were largely rebuilt by Sir Robert Clayton, president of the hospital and a former Lord Mayor of the City of London.