The Old Operating Theatre Museum joins National Trust

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret formally became a National Trust Partner at the beginning of September. The Partnership is a new venture between the National Trust and a selection of small, independent heritage attractions and museums within London. The Partnership aims to bring enhanced benefits to National Trust members living in London or for those visiting the capital for a day out, helping to provide increased opportunities to explore our rich and diverse heritage. In return, partner museums benefit from increased visitor numbers and an exchange of skills in a community of equality with the Trust.

The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret in St Thomas Street, London SE1 is joining Benjamin Franklin House, Dr Johnson s House, the Foundling Museum, Hall Place and Gardens, Keats House, Leighton House Museum and the Museum of Brands as National Trust Partners.

National Trust members will be entitled to a 50% discount on entry on presentation of their valid membership card. The theatre is the oldest surviving Operating Theatre in Britain, dating to 1822, and the Herb Garret is a unique survival in the roof of St Thomas Church (built 1703) where the Apothecary kept the herbs that formed an important part of St Thomas Hospital's medical care.