This Sunday (Valentine's Day) Private view at the Old Operating Theatre Museum

Just to remind you that on Sunday at 6pm - 8pm at the Old Operating Theatre Museum we are celebrating the launch of our Sir Hans Sloane and Chocolate Season.


We would like you to come along and join us in a glass of wine and a taste of chocolate!

As we have a limit ot 60 people it would help if you RSVP'd with an email to


Kevin Flude



In collaboration with the Royal Society's Local Heroes



See further with the Royal Society in 2010 - celebrate 350 years of excellence in science






The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is celebrating the 350 year anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane, an entrepreneur, physician, philanthropist, botanist ...and a chocolate lover.


This is a list of the events:




Sir Hans Sloane: The Odyssey of Chocolate Workshop


Discover the fascinating story of chocolates long, rich history, from it's early usage by the ancient Aztecs, who drank chocolate as a bitter beverage during religious and social ceremonies, to the explosion and mass production of chocolate throughout Europe in the nineteenth century!


For centuries chocolate has symbolised: wealth: health and love across a diverse range of cultures as well as being the nations favourite tasty treat of choice. The odyssey of chocolate aims to explore many aspects of the rich social significance of chocolate's history!


The workshop is suitable for all ages and includes sampling the different variations of chocolate in it's modern form as well as designing your own chocolate label. The only requirement for entry; is a love of chocolate.


Sunday 14th February

Treat yourself for Valentine's Day!


Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th February 2pm


Tuesday 6th, Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th April


Tuesday 1rst & Thursday 3rd June 2pm


Tuesday 27th July 2pm


Tuesday 3rd, Tuesday 10th, Tuesday 17th & Tuesday 24th August 2pm



£10 per person (including a complimentary glass of wine)


Sir Hans Sloane & Chocolate

Thursday 4th March 6pm-8pm

Sir Hans Sloane: Enlightenment Surgery

Thursday 1st April 6pm-8pm



£10 per person (booking is required)


Sir Hans Sloane and Chelsea

Thursday 6th May 6pm

(meeting at Sloane Square tube station)


A delightful walk around the history of Chelsea with a particular emphasis on the 18th Century and Sir Hans Sloane, who lived in the old Manor House and helped found the Chelsea Physic Garden.


Sir Hans Sloane: Bloomsbury and The British Museum

Thursday 3rd June 6pm

(meeting at Russell Square tube station)


The walk introduces Bloomsbury in the 18th Century and looks at the origins of the British Museum and Sir Hans Sloane's role in the foundation. It ends with a tour of the highlights of Sloane's Collection in the Enlightenment Gallery.


Booking advised. Call 0207 188 2679

or email to reserve a place



We strongly advise booking, as places are limited and often in great demand.


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