Art and creativity inspired by Anatomy and Science
Dating from 1822 and built in the roof space of an English baroque church next to St. Thomas’s Hospital, The Old Operating Theatre served as an operating theatre for hospital patients and where trainee surgeons watch new surgical skills be demonstrated. It is open to the public and hosts a wide range of events and talks.
As part of the ‘Museums at Night’ campaign, The Old Operating Theatre, London will be hosting as ‘Surgery by Gaslight‘ evening on the 13th May 2011. Experience the fear of a victorian patient as you watch demonstrations of amputations that were performed in these low-lit conditions.