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Thackray Medical Museum

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Address: Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
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+44 113 244 4343
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The award winning Thackray Medical Museum is a completely unique visitor...

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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Great educational fun trip

Went here on a history trip, really relevant and easy to digest information in an engaging display. Really love the streets with different shops. gives you a great way to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ChloEllenWalker
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was worth a visit, with some interesting exhibits. I paid reduced entry via Groupon which I believe was a fair price. Unfortunately it is popular with kids, all I could hear was screaming/noise which detracted from the experience.

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Thank kbearne
Ossett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a history trip, really relevant and easy to digest information in an engaging display. Really love the streets with different shops. gives you a great way to experience without looking at it like facts.

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Thank ChloEllenWalker
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk through the history of medial methods and a slice of life from Victorian times. Medical instruments and development of medical practices. A little trip out of town, but many buses as it is next to the hospital

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this week with my 13 year old son and thoroughly enjoyed the recreation of a Victorian slum to explore what prompted the journey of public health development. It really did go someway to helping you understand just how appalling the conditions were. The surgery section was also very interesting. For younger children - the hand-on section that explored... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The medical museum has smells to add to the atmosphere which my daughter found a little bit too realistic. Great permanent displays and interesting temporary ones too. Great interactive features - take a card and follow the fate of that character. Really interesting to learn about the history of medicine in this country.

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Thank Potter41
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see. Loved the walkthrough time, seeing how Leeds suffered before they introduced clean water supplies. Some renovation work being undertaken on the upper floors. Can't wait to see the new exhibits.

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Thank bellabubble
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thackeray Museum chronicles the advances in modern medicine from the Victorian era. It is a well-displayed, interesting and thought provoking exhibition that will stay with you. I for one won't forget the sights and smells of Victorian Leeds in a hurry. I traveled by bus and if you show you ticket you can get 15% off. Once you have... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place, full of history about different aspects of medicine, we spent a good 3 hours here (the ticket is valid for a year, so for locals this is even better as they can return again and again). If we get a chance to be back in Leeds before our year on the ticket runs out we will definitely return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum, such a variety of information and so nicely displayed. Interactive for small children, and informative for adults. A great place for an afternoon

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Thank HelenBNorway
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thackeray Museum is a large building just filled with scenes from bygone days, old medical instruments and pro active learning sites for children. The scenes are quite realistic and the atmosphere is quite eerie. It's an enjoyable experience. There is also a small tea room as well for refreshments.

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