please note: events are recommended for age 12 upwards
unless otherwise stated
Please note - half price and 2 for 1 tickets are not valid for special events
THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM
19TH DECEMBER AT 7.00-9.30
Hear Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of horror 'The Bodysnatcher' read in the oldest 19th century operating theatre in Europe, and a lecture on the story by bodysnatching expert and author of Death, Dissection and the Destitute Ruth Richardson.
Perfect for a dark cold December night!
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GEORGIAN MEDICINE SEASON
The Old Operating Theatre Museum
marks the event with a season of talks about medicine in the Georgian
Thursday 15th January at 6.30 for 7pm
The Favorite Remedies of Richard Mead
Thursday 12th February at 6.30 for 7pm
A talk by the author of 'The Pox', Kevin Brown
Monday 2nd - Sunday 7th Dec 2014
performance times coming soon
please see the Curiosity Cabaret website for Box Office details
Imagine an era when surgery is performed without anaesthesia, when aseptic technique and antibiotics do not exist. Imagine a time when doctors still cling to their superstitions and medicine is much more art than science. Imagine no further and join us as we step into The Curiosity Cabaret...
A brand new London-based production, The Curiosity Cabaret is the first ever cabaret in the style of an history of medicine lecture. The brainchild of medical doctor and circus owner Dr Clive Selwyn, our show will fuse science and the arts together to create an educational and entertaining cabaret experience. Our first instalment, The Science and History of Voice in the 19th Century, will be held at the Old Operating Theatre, a real Victorian operating theatre housing its own extensive Herb Garret Museum.
Recent visitors' reviews from tripadvisor and more:
"Atmospheric and fascinating - go for the events and the 2pm talk on a Saturday!
"We didn't know what to expect from this but the family really enjoyed the bizarre herbs, medicines and instruments, and the afternoon talk brought everything to life... while showing how almost everyone died!"
"Visited today with my friend. We are both nurses and found the whole place fascinating but the curator made it perfect. A lovely lady who has such passion and vitality for her job you can help but be awed. A welcoming smile from everyone. 5 stars"
All events that are included in Museum admission are presented by Museum curatorial staff, unless otherwise stated.
Two for One vouchers and discounts are not valid for special events and for groups.
When possible, the maximum number of people egible for discount is a family of a maximum of 6 members.
To avoid disappointement, please be aware that lectures included in the admssion charge requires a minimum attendance.
ADDRESS AND CONTACTS
The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret