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The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret

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The Museum's guide-book

 

 

17 years ago Karen Howell began as a volunteer at the Museum and rose through the ranks to Curator. One of her most important contributions was to transform the Herb Garret. Her Curatorship saw the museum's atmosphere develop exponentially.

The shop also began to make a major contribution to the Museum.

 

The Museum during its brief sojurn in the Crypt of St Thomas Church
The Garret with no roof on.
The Church and Museum shrouded in Scaffolding - hoarding art work by artist known as 'Pure Evil'

1956 - the re-discovery of the Operating Theatre of Old St. Thomas's Hospital

1957-1962 - the Restoration of the Operating Theatre

27th October 1962 - The Official Opening of the Operating Theatre of Old St Thomas's Hospital

1962 - 1989 - The Operating Theatre of the United Borough Hospitals of Guys & St Thomas'

1989 - 2012 - The Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret

27th October 2012 - the 50th Anniversary of the The Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret

 

 

 

 

   

 

29/10/2012 KPF