Old Operating Theatre Museum

@oldoperatingtheatre

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Europe's oldest surviving operating theatre housed in the attic of an early 18th c church. Links to shop, puzzles, visit us, etc., here:
Join us on Thursday 30th September from 6:00-7:00 P.M. as we explore the idea of Collecting Covid-19 with @natashamcenroe, Keeper of Medicine at the Wellcome Galleries in the Science Museum! Find out more information and purchase your tickets using the link in our bio!
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 #oldoptheatre  #oldopVIP  #herbgarret  #histmed  #pharmhist  #histsci  #apothecary  #VictorianSurgery  #Museum  #HiddenGem  #HiddenLondon  #PrivateTour  #ExclusiveTour  #SecretLondon  #StaycationLondon  #LetsDoLondon  #LondonCalling  #AtLondonBridge  #historyofmedicine  #historyofpharmacy  #hiddenattic  #MuseumSummer

Join us on Thursday 30th September from 6:00-7:00 P.M. as we explore the idea of Collecting Covid-19 with @natashamcenroe, Keeper of Medicine at the Wellcome Galleries in the Science Museum! Find out more information and purchase your tickets using the link in our bio! . . . . . #oldoptheatre #oldopVIP #herbgarret #histmed #pharmhist #histsci #apothecary #VictorianSurgery #museum #hiddengem #hiddenlondon #privatetour #exclusivetour #secretlondon #staycationLondon #letsdolondon #londoncalling #atlondonbridge #historyofmedicine #historyofpharmacy #hiddenattic #MuseumSummer

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We know you've been waiting for this all weekend! The one good thing about starting the week is accepting our  #MondayChallenge! Today we have a lovely domestic medicine chest from the early 19th c. Isn't it just divine? Then again, its contents might make you run dry inside in the worst possible way 😂 You can go to our puzzle here via our links in bio! 
Want to see this in person? Then book yourself a ticket to come to the museum via our links in bio!  Worth it!! 😉
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed  #atlondonbridge  #apothecary  #VictorianSurgery  #hiddengem  #surgery  #pharmhist  #instapassport  #aroundtheworldpix  #ig_masterpiece  #campinassp  #flashesofdelight  #travelog  #mytinyatlas  #visualmobs  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #unlimitedlondon  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #flatlay  #tv_colors  #stilllife  #todays_simplicity  #game  #jigsawpuzzle

We know you've been waiting for this all weekend! The one good thing about starting the week is accepting our #MondayChallenge! Today we have a lovely domestic medicine chest from the early 19th c. Isn't it just divine? Then again, its contents might make you run dry inside in the worst possible way 😂 You can go to our puzzle here via our links in bio! Want to see this in person? Then book yourself a ticket to come to the museum via our links in bio! Worth it!! 😉 . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #atlondonbridge #apothecary #VictorianSurgery #hiddengem #surgery #pharmhist #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #thisislondon #shutup_london #unlimitedlondon #nothingisordinary #still_life_gallery #flatlay #tv_colors #stilllife #todays_simplicity #game #jigsawpuzzle

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We offer a vibrant programme of interactive talks/workshops for students following a prescribed syllabus, or anyone with an interest in the social history of medicine! If you're interested in booking a school/group visit, please visit the link in our bio!
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 #oldoptheatre  #oldopVIP  #herbgarret  #histmed  #pharmhist  #histsci  #apothecary  #VictorianSurgery  #Museum  #HiddenGem  #HiddenLondon  #PrivateTour  #ExclusiveTour  #SecretLondon  #StaycationLondon  #LetsDoLondon  #LondonCalling  #AtLondonBridge  #historyofmedicine  #historyofpharmacy  #hiddenattic  #MuseumSummer

We offer a vibrant programme of interactive talks/workshops for students following a prescribed syllabus, or anyone with an interest in the social history of medicine! If you're interested in booking a school/group visit, please visit the link in our bio! . . . . #oldoptheatre #oldopVIP #herbgarret #histmed #pharmhist #histsci #apothecary #VictorianSurgery #museum #hiddengem #hiddenlondon #privatetour #exclusivetour #secretlondon #staycationLondon #letsdolondon #londoncalling #atlondonbridge #historyofmedicine #historyofpharmacy #hiddenattic #MuseumSummer

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Today  #OldOpRecommends 'Poison: The History of Potions, Powders and Murderous Practitioners' by Ben Hubbard, an illustrated account of history’s silent assassin. Available now in the  #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of books!
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 #herbgarret  #shoplocal  #backinlondonbridge  #atlondonbridge  #product  #moderndesign  #designing  #designs  #staycation  #shopping  #designers  #prototype  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #book  #books  #bookstagram  #reading  #nowreading  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #london_only  #unlimitedlondon  #staycation  #anatomy  #anatomical  #oldopshop  #oldoptheatre

Today #OldOpRecommends 'Poison: The History of Potions, Powders and Murderous Practitioners' by Ben Hubbard, an illustrated account of history’s silent assassin. Available now in the #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of books! . . . . . . #herbgarret #shoplocal #backinlondonbridge #atlondonbridge #product #moderndesign #designing #designs #staycation #shopping #designers #prototype #nothingisordinary #still_life_gallery #book #books #bookstagram #reading #nowreading #thisislondon #shutup_london #london_only #unlimitedlondon #staycation #anatomy #anatomical #oldopshop #oldoptheatre

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Around Bermondsey Street Festival today? Come to our booth and say hi! Check our bloodletting instruments and take one of our flyers or local history maps to explore the area!!  #BermondseyStreetFestival  #OldOpTheatre  #MuseumOutreach  #atLondonBridge

Around Bermondsey Street Festival today? Come to our booth and say hi! Check our bloodletting instruments and take one of our flyers or local history maps to explore the area!! #bermondseystreetfestival #oldoptheatre #MuseumOutreach #atlondonbridge

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Our Skeleton Greeting card is perfect for sending someone a spooky invitation! Available now in the  #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of greeting cards! 
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 #herbgarret  #shoplocal  #backinlondonbridge  #atlondonbridge  #product  #moderndesign  #designing  #designs  #staycation  #shopping  #designers  #prototype  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #flatlay  #tv_colors  #stilllife  #todays_simplicity  #tv_living  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #london_only  #unlimitedlondon  #staycation  #anatomy  #anatomical  #oldopshop  #oldoptheatre

Our Skeleton Greeting card is perfect for sending someone a spooky invitation! Available now in the #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of greeting cards! . . . . . . #herbgarret #shoplocal #backinlondonbridge #atlondonbridge #product #moderndesign #designing #designs #staycation #shopping #designers #prototype #nothingisordinary #still_life_gallery #flatlay #tv_colors #stilllife #todays_simplicity #tv_living #thisislondon #shutup_london #london_only #unlimitedlondon #staycation #anatomy #anatomical #oldopshop #oldoptheatre

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Is it Friday already? YES! So it is  #bottleoftheweek and today we have this nice green apothecary bottle with tincture of cantharidine being presented by our ever so happy alligator! It contained extract of Spanish flies (cantharidin). The use of cantharidin in the 19th century was linked to the predominant believe that illness was caused by imbalance of the four humours of the body. Its blistering effect was thought to "draw" superfluous liquid from the body. Thankfully, its pronounced toxicity made its use to disappear! So annoying that so much pain can come form such a small beetle! 😱 

Want to see this in person? Then book your visit via our links in bio! 😉
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed  #atlondonbridge  #apothecary  #pharmacyhistory  #hiddengem  #apothecary  #bottleoftheweek  #pharmhist  #aroundtheworldpix  #ig_masterpiece  #campinassp  #flashesofdelight  #travelog  #mytinyatlas  #visualmobs  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #unlimitedlondon  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #flatlay  #stilllife  #letsdolondonbetter  #letsdolondon

Is it Friday already? YES! So it is #bottleoftheweek and today we have this nice green apothecary bottle with tincture of cantharidine being presented by our ever so happy alligator! It contained extract of Spanish flies (cantharidin). The use of cantharidin in the 19th century was linked to the predominant believe that illness was caused by imbalance of the four humours of the body. Its blistering effect was thought to "draw" superfluous liquid from the body. Thankfully, its pronounced toxicity made its use to disappear! So annoying that so much pain can come form such a small beetle! 😱 Want to see this in person? Then book your visit via our links in bio! 😉 . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #atlondonbridge #apothecary #pharmacyhistory #hiddengem #apothecary #bottleoftheweek #pharmhist #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #thisislondon #shutup_london #unlimitedlondon #nothingisordinary #still_life_gallery #flatlay #stilllife #letsdolondonbetter #letsdolondon

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For an engaging introduction to the vast subject of the history of medicine,  #OldOpRecommends The History of Medicine in 100 Facts by Caroline Rance! Available now in-person at the museum, or in the online  #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of books! 
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 #herbgarret  #shoplocal  #backinlondonbridge  #atlondonbridge  #product  #moderndesign  #designing  #designs  #staycation  #shopping  #designers  #prototype  #nothingisordinary  #book  #books  #bookstagram  #reading  #nowreading  #readingnow  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #london_only  #unlimitedlondon  #staycation  #anatomy  #anatomical  #oldopshop  #oldoptheatre

For an engaging introduction to the vast subject of the history of medicine, #OldOpRecommends The History of Medicine in 100 Facts by Caroline Rance! Available now in-person at the museum, or in the online #oldopshop: follow the link in our bio to find our full range of books! . . . . . . #herbgarret #shoplocal #backinlondonbridge #atlondonbridge #product #moderndesign #designing #designs #staycation #shopping #designers #prototype #nothingisordinary #book #books #bookstagram #reading #nowreading #readingnow #thisislondon #shutup_london #london_only #unlimitedlondon #staycation #anatomy #anatomical #oldopshop #oldoptheatre

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 #Toolsofthetrade presents this beautiful velvet-lined mahogany box containing a Victorian breast pump! Much like now, breast milk was considered the best option for infants. So if the mother had difficulty breastfeeding directly or if she wanted to feed her baby in public, she could use the glass cup and brass pump as a siphon to draw off milk for bottle feeding. The importance placed on breastfeeding also meant wet nurses were regularly employed by families and institutions. Physicians advised the use of “a strong healthy country wet-nurse”, meaning women from rural areas who were less likely to be infected with syphilis. Despite awareness of infection passing from infant to wet nurse, breast milk was considered so important for syphilitic infants that wet nurses were often dosed with mercury in the belief it would protect the nurse while treating the child. View our collection and learn so much more when you visit the museum! Book your tickets here via our link in bio 😀
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed   #atlondonbridge  #hiddengem  #oldstthomashospital  #victorian  #breastfeeding  #breastpump  #syphilis  #wetnurse  #oldopcollection  #instapassport  #aroundtheworldpix  #ig_masterpiece  #campinassp  #flashesofdelight  #travelog  #mytinyatlas  #visualmobs  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #unlimitedlondon  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #flatlay  #tv_colors  #stilllife  #todays_simplicity

#toolsofthetrade presents this beautiful velvet-lined mahogany box containing a Victorian breast pump! Much like now, breast milk was considered the best option for infants. So if the mother had difficulty breastfeeding directly or if she wanted to feed her baby in public, she could use the glass cup and brass pump as a siphon to draw off milk for bottle feeding. The importance placed on breastfeeding also meant wet nurses were regularly employed by families and institutions. Physicians advised the use of “a strong healthy country wet-nurse”, meaning women from rural areas who were less likely to be infected with syphilis. Despite awareness of infection passing from infant to wet nurse, breast milk was considered so important for syphilitic infants that wet nurses were often dosed with mercury in the belief it would protect the nurse while treating the child. View our collection and learn so much more when you visit the museum! Book your tickets here via our link in bio 😀 . . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #atlondonbridge #hiddengem #oldstthomashospital #Victorian #Breastfeeding #breastpump #syphilis #wetnurse #oldopcollection #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #thisislondon #shutup_london #unlimitedlondon #nothingisordinary #still_life_gallery #flatlay #tv_colors #stilllife #todays_simplicity

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We offer a vibrant programme of interactive talks/workshops for students following a prescribed syllabus, or anyone with an interest in the social history of medicine! If you're interested in booking a school/group visit, please visit the link in our bio!
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 #oldoptheatre  #oldopVIP  #herbgarret  #histmed  #pharmhist  #histsci  #apothecary  #VictorianSurgery  #Museum  #HiddenGem  #HiddenLondon  #PrivateTour  #ExclusiveTour  #SecretLondon  #StaycationLondon  #LetsDoLondon  #LondonCalling  #AtLondonBridge  #historyofmedicine  #historyofpharmacy  #hiddenattic  #MuseumSummer

We offer a vibrant programme of interactive talks/workshops for students following a prescribed syllabus, or anyone with an interest in the social history of medicine! If you're interested in booking a school/group visit, please visit the link in our bio! . . . . #oldoptheatre #oldopVIP #herbgarret #histmed #pharmhist #histsci #apothecary #VictorianSurgery #museum #hiddengem #hiddenlondon #privatetour #exclusivetour #secretlondon #staycationLondon #letsdolondon #londoncalling #atlondonbridge #historyofmedicine #historyofpharmacy #hiddenattic #MuseumSummer

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Join us on from the comfort of your own home while our team takes you to the Victorian era and demonstrates the surgical procedures that were performed at the Old Op! Tickets available now; the event will be streamed on 28th October from 6-7 PM! Follow the link in our bio to purchase your ticket and to see our full range of events!
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 #oldoptheatre  #oldopVIP  #herbgarret  #histmed  #pharmhist  #histsci  #apothecary  #VictorianSurgery  #Museum  #HiddenGem  #HiddenLondon  #PrivateTour  #ExclusiveTour  #SecretLondon  #StaycationLondon  #LetsDoLondon  #LondonCalling  #AtLondonBridge  #historyofmedicine  #historyofpharmacy  #hiddenattic  #MuseumSummer

Join us on from the comfort of your own home while our team takes you to the Victorian era and demonstrates the surgical procedures that were performed at the Old Op! Tickets available now; the event will be streamed on 28th October from 6-7 PM! Follow the link in our bio to purchase your ticket and to see our full range of events! . . . . . #oldoptheatre #oldopVIP #herbgarret #histmed #pharmhist #histsci #apothecary #VictorianSurgery #museum #hiddengem #hiddenlondon #privatetour #exclusivetour #secretlondon #staycationLondon #letsdolondon #londoncalling #atlondonbridge #historyofmedicine #historyofpharmacy #hiddenattic #MuseumSummer

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 #AnatomyTuesday is here and today we have this lovely turn of the 20th century vintage image of the femur! Did you know that the longest and strongest bone in your body is the femur? By the way, the long, straight part of the femur is called the femoral shaft. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it and a very long time to heal! So take good care of them! 

Curious about the how anatomy was taught at Old St Thomas' Hospital? Then book yourself a visit and discover our Anatomy & Dissection section! You can book via our links in bio! 
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed  #anatomy  #historyofanatomy  #humananatomy  #historyofmedicine  #vintage  #vintagedrawing  #head  #brain  #centralnervoussystem  #atlondonbridge  #hiddengem  #londoncalling

#AnatomyTuesday is here and today we have this lovely turn of the 20th century vintage image of the femur! Did you know that the longest and strongest bone in your body is the femur? By the way, the long, straight part of the femur is called the femoral shaft. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it and a very long time to heal! So take good care of them! Curious about the how anatomy was taught at Old St Thomas' Hospital? Then book yourself a visit and discover our Anatomy & Dissection section! You can book via our links in bio! . . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #anatomy #historyofanatomy #humananatomy #historyofmedicine #vintage #vintagedrawing #head #brain #centralnervoussystem #atlondonbridge #hiddengem #londoncalling

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