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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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A great experience

One of the best museums,i ever have been. Speciallyfor medical staff,as doctors and nurses it's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Claudia W
via mobile
Very interesting

Plenty of exhibits and information. We spent around 3 hours taking in all the galleries and a quick... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve C
Malpas, null, 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plenty of exhibits and information. We spent around 3 hours taking in all the galleries and a quick pit stop in the cafe. I think youngsters might get a little bored.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the place with my wife, and a friend. All of us are doctors. We enjoyed the museum so much. The simulation area in the beginning was a bit scary, but very interesting, and gives a clue about how the living conditions in the...More

Thank osama m
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting with well laid out exhibitions. The film shows are great and the interactive displays are fun. If you or your children are squeamish then you need to be selective about the films you watch. Friendly and helpful staff are on hand to...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my 6 year old after he had a visit from Florence Nightingale to his school as part of their workshop programme and he wanted to visit the museum, we both enjoyed the hands on downstairs exhibition for younger kids, he was a little scared...More

Thank 724tracki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only visit one museum in Leeds, it should be this one. For sure if is great for kids but as adults it certainly makes you think what it must have been like growing up over a hundred years ago. There are lots of...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative and fascinating. There is plenty to see here although some of it was a bit gory. You will learn a lot and be grateful for the NHS!

Thank IanMLeeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating insight into the history of medicine and how the public health of Leeds has changed over the last 175 years. We spent a couple of hours here and are probably only about halfway through all of the exhibits. This is not an issue...More

Thank TeamHF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended for children: there's a lot to learn in a fun way, for all the family. Did you know the human brain smells of cheese?

Thank imn0ttelling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Leeds quite a lot but hadn't been here before. The half term activity of dissecting an eyeball was the main reason for our visit but the museum is good even without that. The Victorian area is particularly good at showing how much...More

Thank Helena N
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19 October 2017|
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
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.
Judith F
29 May 2017|
Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
We are open every Bank Holiday. Our opening hours are 10am-5pm seven days a week.