The Lord Brock Memorial Trust

The Lord Brock Memorial Trust

Charity information

The Lord Brock Memorial Trust

The Trust runs the Old Operating Theatre Museum in London. The oldest Operating Theatre in Britain and the unique Herb Garret provide an inspirational educational experience.

Founded 1962

  • Mission statement

    Museum Mission

    The aim of the museum is to contribute to the understanding of the development of medical knowledge with particular emphasis on the history of the Old Operating Theatre, the Herb Garret, and the history of St Thomas' and Guys Hospitals.

    The museum is also concerned with the history of St. Thomas' Church, and in placing the Church and Hospitals in their historical context.


    The museum will interpret the building and collections for the general public. It will also make a special effort to attract visits from schools, medical and nursing colleges and the medical profession. The Museum will also seek to encourage visits from local people.


    The Museum will make every practical effort to make the museum, education service and its displays accessible to the widest possible audience irrespective of disabilities.

    We aim to remove barriers to access which are physical, cultural, social, financial, intellectual, psychological or emotional.


    The historic environment is of fundamental importance and all displays should be constructed with this in mind. The displays should provide the essential background necessary to allow the visitor to understand the building and its medical, social, historical and architectural functions. The displays or alternatives to the displays sho

  • Aims

    The Lord Brock Memorial Trust aims to:

    • To keep open the Old Operating Theatre and the Herb Garret as an educational experience
  • Overview

    Established: October 1962

    Registered Charity Number: 270044

    Board members: 13

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 0207 188 2679

    Address: 9a St Thomas St London SE1 9RY

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