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The Old Operating Theatre

The museum lives in what's left of St Thomas Church, which was once part of a huge medieval hospital.

When you enter the museum you climb a very narrow spiral staircase, which leads you into what used to be the garret : a place for storing medicine and remedies. Today you can find jaw dropping instruments, pickled anatomy and the odd skeleton.

The Old Operating Theatre was built in 1822 and was a place for operating on women and educating students,

Tune into this weeks episode to hear what it was like to be a patient here.

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