THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM AND HERB GARRET
9a St. Thomas’s St. London SE1 9RY
The oldest surviving operating theatre in the UK.
The museum is located in Central London, in the historic Borough of Southwark, just South of London Bridge, and opposite Guy’s Hospital.
It is only 2 minutes walk from London Bridge Underground Station, and a few minutes walk from the rebuilt Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Clink Prison and other attractions in Southwark.
It really is one of the hidden gems of London!
The museum is open every day from 10:30 am to 5::30
THE FLEMING MUSEUM
St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY
St Mary’s Hospital in London is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin at St Mary’s Hospital in 1928, a breakthrough that revolutionised medicine and earned him a Nobel Prize.
Visitors to the Museum can see Fleming’s laboratory, restored to its 1928 condition, and explore the story of Fleming and the discovery and development of penicillin through displays and video.
The general opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 10.00 to 13.00. Visitors can arrange alternative times by prior appointment, including weekends and evenings by special arrangement. The Museum is closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Telephone: 020 7886 6528
Fax: 020 7886 6739
THE ANAESTHESIA HERITAGE CENTRE
21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY
The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre at the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland was founded from a donation by A Charles King but has since embraced numerous contributions. The collection encompasses the entire history of anaesthesia, from Morton’s demonstration of ether inhalation in 1846 to modern anaesthetic machines and appliances still in use today. An archive and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.
09.30-17.00 Monday to Friday. Appointment recommended.
Phone 020 7631 8806/8811
Fax. 020 7631 43