Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Best Museums in #London No.8: The Old Operating Theatre @CuratorOOT

We've canvassed the London Walks guides, asking them to nominate their desert island museum and we'll be posting their responses throughout the month.

As usual, you are more than welcome to join in! Get in touch via Facebook, or Twitter or via the usual email address.

Here's Kevin telling us why The Old Operating Theatre is his Desert Island Museum…

I'd take the Old Operating Theatre Museum to a desert island because besides being my favourite museum the Herbs in the herb garret could be used for medicine, for tea, and, in some cases, food.

It also has a lot of lovely wooden beams which I could make into a raft to fish or to float away to rejoin the world.

The Operating Theatre itself, I could use to stage one-man shows to keep me amused during the long days awaiting rescue.

Lots of London Walks walk right by it, and you can include a visit to the marvellous Borough Market, and see London from the top of the Shard.

The Old Operating THeatre website is here: www.thegarret.org.uk


Kevin Flude is a former Museum of London archaeologist, who is now the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum. He has enjoyed leading Guided Walks since the late 1970's… and is something of an old punk, on the quiet, it would seem. His blog is And Did Those Feet.

All three parts of our London Museums Podcast…

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