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:
Who is up for our  #MondayChallenge? How about you put these lovely glass mortars and pestles back together? Share your times for epic bragging rights! Go to puzzle via our links in bio!

Do you want to take a closer look? Why not come to the museum and see these beauties for yourself? Book your tickets via our links in bio. ๐Ÿ˜€
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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

Who is up for our #MondayChallenge? How about you put these lovely glass mortars and pestles back together? Share your times for epic bragging rights! Go to puzzle via our links in bio! Do you want to take a closer look? Why not come to the museum and see these beauties for yourself? Book your tickets via our links in bio. ๐Ÿ˜€ . . . . . . . . . #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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18 days ago
Our Old Op Shop is open and stocked full of medical and anatomical goodies! If you can't make it in-person to the  museum just yet, you can find a lot of our products in our online shop: follow the link in our bio to see the full range! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far!
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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 Old Op Shop is open and stocked full of medical and anatomical goodies! If you can't make it in-person to the museum just yet, you can find a lot of our products in our online shop: follow the link in our bio to see the full range! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far! . . . . . . #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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20 days ago
Join us on Thursday, 29 July from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. for a virtual conversation about all things bodysnatching with Suzie Lennox! Suzie has been studying the macabre world of body snatching since 2005 and will come ready to unravel some of the most unsavoury stories associated with the Resurrection Men! Purchase your event tickets online by following the link in our bio!
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #oldopshop  #oldopevents  #oldopgrapevine  #histmed  #pharmhist  #VictorianSurgery  #AnatomyTuesday  #BottleoftheWeek  #supportmuseums  #letsdolondon  #letsdolondonbetter  #hiddengem  #londoncalling  #onlylondon  #staycation  #secretlondon  #medicine  #pharmacy  #apothecary

Join us on Thursday, 29 July from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. for a virtual conversation about all things bodysnatching with Suzie Lennox! Suzie has been studying the macabre world of body snatching since 2005 and will come ready to unravel some of the most unsavoury stories associated with the Resurrection Men! Purchase your event tickets online by following the link in our bio! . . . . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #oldopshop #oldopevents #oldopgrapevine #histmed #pharmhist #VictorianSurgery #AnatomyTuesday #bottleoftheweek #supportmuseums #letsdolondon #letsdolondonbetter #hiddengem #londoncalling #onlylondon #staycation #secretlondon #medicine #pharmacy #apothecary

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21 days ago
Our Clockwinder and Lamplighter teas are currently on sale! These two exclusive herbal blends were created by The Tea People for the museum, and you can find both blends in the Old Op Shop: follow the link in our bio to find them! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far!
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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 Clockwinder and Lamplighter teas are currently on sale! These two exclusive herbal blends were created by The Tea People for the museum, and you can find both blends in the Old Op Shop: follow the link in our bio to find them! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far! . . . . . . . . . #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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22 days ago
This weekโ€™s  #toolsofthetrade from Old St Thomasโ€™ Hospital feature urethral sounds and lithotomy forceps from the 19th century. You can see the long shafts of the urethral sounds are not all set at the same angle. Instruments with a squarer downwards angle were designed for use on the female anatomy. The rod was inserted into the urethra to examine for blockages and to test for the presence of bladder stones before a lithotomy was attempted. It may not have felt pleasant, but it helped to reduce the risk of unnecessary life-threatening surgery! Thereโ€™s much more to see and learn when you visit the museum!  Book your tickets via the link in bio ๐Ÿ˜€

Image: Charles Bell, Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery, 1821. Wellcome Library.

 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed   #atlondonbridge  #hiddengem  #lithotomy  #victorian  #victorianmedicine  #bladderstone  #urethralsound  #oldstthomashospital  #oldopcollection  #instapassport  #aroundtheworldpix  #ig_masterpiece  #campinassp  #flashesofdelight  #travelog  #mytinyatlas  #visualmobs  #thisislondon  #shutup_london  #unlimitedlondon  #nothingisordinary  #still_life_gallery  #flatlay  #tv_colors  #stilllife  #todays_simplicity

This weekโ€™s #toolsofthetrade from Old St Thomasโ€™ Hospital feature urethral sounds and lithotomy forceps from the 19th century. You can see the long shafts of the urethral sounds are not all set at the same angle. Instruments with a squarer downwards angle were designed for use on the female anatomy. The rod was inserted into the urethra to examine for blockages and to test for the presence of bladder stones before a lithotomy was attempted. It may not have felt pleasant, but it helped to reduce the risk of unnecessary life-threatening surgery! Thereโ€™s much more to see and learn when you visit the museum! Book your tickets via the link in bio ๐Ÿ˜€ Image: Charles Bell, Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery, 1821. Wellcome Library. #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #atlondonbridge #hiddengem #lithotomy #Victorian #victorianmedicine #bladderstone #urethralsound #oldstthomashospital #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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22 days ago
If you're looking for a practical and stylish way to haul around your stack of medical textbooks (or maybe just your keys and a water bottle), might we recommend our Heart Logo Canvas Bag? 
Available now in the Old Op Shop: follow the link in our bio to pick one up for yourself or a friend! (Or an enemy, or an old lover...)
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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

If you're looking for a practical and stylish way to haul around your stack of medical textbooks (or maybe just your keys and a water bottle), might we recommend our Heart Logo Canvas Bag? Available now in the Old Op Shop: follow the link in our bio to pick one up for yourself or a friend! (Or an enemy, or an old lover...) . . . . . . #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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23 days ago
We were so excited to welcome our first school back since early 2020! They had a talk in the operating theatre and a work sheet on Medicine Through Time to complete around the museum! Nothing beats first hand experience of history! ๐Ÿ˜ Thinking about bringing a group? Check out the Schools & Groups section in our website. ๐Ÿ˜
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 #oldoptheatre  #oldopedu  #herbgarret  #histmed  #medicinethroughtime  #pharmhist  #atlondonbridge  #hiddengem  #gcse  #learnwithus  #letsdolondon

We were so excited to welcome our first school back since early 2020! They had a talk in the operating theatre and a work sheet on Medicine Through Time to complete around the museum! Nothing beats first hand experience of history! ๐Ÿ˜ Thinking about bringing a group? Check out the Schools & Groups section in our website. ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . #oldoptheatre #oldopedu #herbgarret #histmed #medicinethroughtime #pharmhist #atlondonbridge #hiddengem #gcse #learnwithus #letsdolondon

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23 days ago
Look at this piece of wood in our collection...what do you think it was used for?
A. To help set small bones.
B. To keep the mouth from closing during anaesthesia.
C. To lock the jaw.
Correct answer will be given tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜

If you want to check this and many more Victorian medical tools for yourself, then book a ticket to come and visit us!  Book via our links in bio. ๐Ÿ˜
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed  #pharmhist  #anaesthesia  #anatomy  #heritage  #medicalmuseum  #atlondonbridge  #hiddenlondon  #hiddengem  #secretlondon  #flatlay  #stilllife  #londoncalling  #letsdolondon  #supportmuseums

Look at this piece of wood in our collection...what do you think it was used for? A. To help set small bones. B. To keep the mouth from closing during anaesthesia. C. To lock the jaw. Correct answer will be given tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ If you want to check this and many more Victorian medical tools for yourself, then book a ticket to come and visit us! Book via our links in bio. ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #pharmhist #anaesthesia #anatomy #heritage #medicalmuseum #atlondonbridge #hiddenlondon #hiddengem #secretlondon #flatlay #stilllife #londoncalling #letsdolondon #supportmuseums

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23 days ago
Our Old Op Shop is open and stocked full of medical and anatomical goodies! If you can't make it in-person to the  museum just yet, you can find a lot of our products in our online shop: follow the link in our bio to see the full range! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far!
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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 Old Op Shop is open and stocked full of medical and anatomical goodies! If you can't make it in-person to the museum just yet, you can find a lot of our products in our online shop: follow the link in our bio to see the full range! Every purchase really helps us out--thank you for all of your support so far! . . . . . . #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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24 days ago
Let's talk about Victorian hands...or any human hand for that matter, for this  #AnatomyTuesday! So, what makes our hands so unique? In short, opposable thumbs! This characteristic allows humans (and primates) to firmly grasp and manipulate objects. It is also another part of the human body that does not have hair nor gets tan in the sun! Also, don't even consider committing a crime cause those digits are your biological signature! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ 

Consider coming for a visit and checking out our pathology and dissection section which Victorian students used to learn about the human body. Book via our links in bio.๐Ÿ˜€
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 #oldoptheatre  #herbgarret  #histmed  #anatomy  #historyofanatomy  #humananatomy  #historyofmedicine  #vintage  #vintagedrawing  #brain  #centralnervoussystem  #spine  #atlondonbridge  #hiddengem  #londoncalling

Let's talk about Victorian hands...or any human hand for that matter, for this #AnatomyTuesday! So, what makes our hands so unique? In short, opposable thumbs! This characteristic allows humans (and primates) to firmly grasp and manipulate objects. It is also another part of the human body that does not have hair nor gets tan in the sun! Also, don't even consider committing a crime cause those digits are your biological signature! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Consider coming for a visit and checking out our pathology and dissection section which Victorian students used to learn about the human body. Book via our links in bio.๐Ÿ˜€ . . . . . . . #oldoptheatre #herbgarret #histmed #anatomy #historyofanatomy #humananatomy #historyofmedicine #vintage #vintagedrawing #brain #centralnervoussystem #spine #atlondonbridge #hiddengem #londoncalling

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24 days ago
Unreliable British summer weather means you might (still!) be looking for some rainy day activities: if so, might we recommend our Old Op jigsaw puzzle?  Available now exclusively in the Old Op Shop, both in-person at the museum and online: follow the link in our bio to purchase one for yourself, or as a gift!
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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

Unreliable British summer weather means you might (still!) be looking for some rainy day activities: if so, might we recommend our Old Op jigsaw puzzle? Available now exclusively in the Old Op Shop, both in-person at the museum and online: follow the link in our bio to purchase one for yourself, or as a gift! . . . . . . #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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25 days ago
Have you ever wondered how pills were made in the Victorian era? All round and pretty? Well, wonder no more! This is a pillmaker machine and the subject of our  #MondayChallenge. Go ahead! Put it back together and share your times for epic bragging rights. Go to puzzle via our links in bio. 

Want to learn more about this machine? Then come to the museum for a visit. Book your tickets via our links in bio. 
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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

Have you ever wondered how pills were made in the Victorian era? All round and pretty? Well, wonder no more! This is a pillmaker machine and the subject of our #MondayChallenge. Go ahead! Put it back together and share your times for epic bragging rights. Go to puzzle via our links in bio. Want to learn more about this machine? Then come to the museum for a visit. Book your tickets via our links in bio. . . . . . . . #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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25 days ago