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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Fun. Informative. Interest. If you’re interested in history & medicine, its certainly a great... read more

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anisacaptures
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Situated in a nice old building with a cafe for refreshments. Visited here about 20 years ago and... read more

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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The award winning Thackray Medical Museum is a completely unique visitor attraction. With nine interactive galleries, the fascinating exhibitions and collections tell a story of health that affects us all. Hear and smell what it was like to walk the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, find out what it was like to undergo an operation without anaesthetic and explore your body in our jaw-dropping Life Zone gallery. Discover how medicine past and present is changing your future. We are bigger than you think, please allow 2-3 hours for your visit. *Tickets last for 12 months! *FREE weekly family activities and an ever-changing calendar of events and exhibitions. *Large on-site car park. *Learning cafe serving luches and tasty treats. *Curiosity shop selling a range of unique gifts and souvenirs. We are on Facebook and Twitter
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
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141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun. Informative. Interest. If you’re interested in history & medicine, its certainly a great visit:) especially on a cold or rainy day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in a nice old building with a cafe for refreshments. Visited here about 20 years ago and we thought we would have a look round again to see if there were any changes. The one thing my children remembered for years after was trying...More

Thank Kip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum a while back and it is excellent. Although I have lived in Leeds all my life I had never visited it before and I do question why. It is full of interesting history on both Leeds and medical advances. It gives...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant museum. Always interested in medical history and public health. Spent much longer there than expected as it was so interesting. Also useful for son doing gcse history. Always wanted to visit , an interesting and informative visit. Thank you

Thank 16dawsonc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit as it traces the history of health in Leeds and also a history of medicine. There is an interactive area which is great for younger children which explores vision, hearing, digestion, eating etc. There are videos, and a scary...More

Thank jazzypj
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I took my children who were aged 9 and 6. The 9 year old found it fascinating but the 6 year old found bits quite upsetting- there are some fairly gruesome injuries on display.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Our second visit here, first one quite a few years ago... and your enterance fee entitles to return visits all year... Not for the squeemish... Parking could be a problem, we were lucky managed right outside..You start off walking through the streets of old Leeds,...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning building from the outside. Very interesting lots and lots to take in. As we arrived late we only managed about an hour and a half there but would definitely go back so we can take more in. Much much more interesting way to learn...More

Thank Sueronluke
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Good information on the history of medicine/medical procedures and how over the course of years the medical industry has improved substantially. Great education for all ages.

Thank 62hollie
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best museums,i ever have been. Speciallyfor medical staff,as doctors and nurses it's amazing.2 floors full of medical history,films,medical equipment lead you into a time of death and pain. Very interesting is the development of medication via the centuries. Worth to go thete.The...More

Thank Claudia W
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505wendy
19 October 2017|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
We are running Eye Dissection workshops next week from 23 - 27 October. These are suitable for all the family to take part in. You can find more information and booking details on our website
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Lucy J
22 August 2017|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
Hi yes the museum is fully accessible with a lift to all floors and level access toilets.
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Judith F
29 May 2017|
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We are open every Bank Holiday. Our opening hours are 10am-5pm seven days a week.
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