please note: events are recommended for age 12 upwards
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Thursday 19th November, 6.30 for 7pm
NIGHT OF THE BODYSNATCHER
Throughout the 18th and early 19th century, surgeons and their students sought increased access to anatomy. But with legal supplies of corpses limited, where could they get their subjects from?
A talk about the men who supplied the dissecting rooms of London from the graves of the city, the tricks of the their trade and the stories of their gruesome work, all in the dark atmosphere of the Old Operating Theatre.
Tickets £8.00, £6.00
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the Dream Team
Victorian London, 1846. Showman Dr Edwards has a reputation for having the fastest amputating knife in Britain but is becoming disheartened at the endless mundane amputations hes expected to perform at St Thomas Hospital. As one of Englands most famous surgeons hes desperate to find a way to leave a medical legacy. When he hears the Americans are planning the first operation under anesthesia he jumps at the opportunity to be the first to administer it in Europe.
Battling against the highly flammable ether and
a hospital full of doctors wanting a taste of his fame can he successfully
perform the operation in front of Europes press, and before
Christmas, or has he pushed himself too far this time?
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"
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When possible, the maximum number of people egible for discount is a family of a maximum of 6 members.
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ADDRESS AND CONTACTS
The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret