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“Quirky Little Hole”

Old Operating Theatre
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Ranked #119 of 1,647 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is one of the most unusual Museums in London. It is in quite an amazing location - in the attic of an English Baroque church which was used as a Herb Garret, and later on converted into an Operating Theatre in the 19th century.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Quirky Little Hole”
Reviewed 15 January 2008

Located near Borough Market, we decided to go visit this place.....

To get up there, we had to climb a couple of narrow spiral staircases, this added to the feel of the visit!Inside, you'd find an extensive collection of medical instruments and a good display of other quirky things. There are daily shows as well that tell you the history of the place and their collection of goods!

Certainly worth a visit even if you are not in the medical profession.

p.s And do look out for the tonsil gullotine!!!!

3 Thank notshy
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“A Fantastic little place”
Reviewed 24 August 2006

I didn't expect much from this trip, but as I got in for free, with the London Pass, and we were passing, we went in. Up the winding stairs, through the strange shop, and into a Dried Herb Garden !
This amazing place has a huge number of herbs and spices, that your free to smell, crush and mix to form your own concoctions. It doesn't sound good, but it's so interesting to see what the next herb will smell like: foul or good, and with a description of what healing power this herb might have.
Next door is the operationg theatre, which is ok.
We missed the guided tour, but for the Herb Garret you only need a nose. Great.

3 Thank devmike
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