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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #15 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The award winning Thackray Medical Museum is a completely unique visitor attraction. With nine interactive galleries, the fascinating exhibitions and... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This unique venue is ideal if you are into medicine as it is full of the most unusual sights of yesteryear & how medicine has changed. It is demonstrates the advances in hygiene, surgery & medical procedures. It is well worth seeing if you are into medicine

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's old, tired, grubby and mostly not working. Difficult to access if your disabled and not suitable for younger out younger minded children. Very expensive to get in. Thought museums were free these days.

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Thackray M, Manager at Thackray Medical Museum, responded to this review

I’m sorry you were disappointed with your visit. The volume of visitors the museum receives each year means that the galleries are prone to wear and tear but we do try to fix any broken exhibits as quickly as possible. As an independent charity we receive no government funding and have to charge an admission fee as a result. We... More

United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum adds to the fun with 'smells' emrging from the 18th century streets of Leeds section. The sections on the body are very easy to understand for all people and the Hannah Dyson clip grabs your attention. Plenty of useful facts and information. The parking facilities are good and there are workshops for children during school holidays and weekends.... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Me and my partner were at a loss for something to do one day so we opted to try the medical museum. There is a car park and the museum was very interesting. Definitely worth a visit, however it wasn't the biggest of museums so I wouldn't be in a rush to go back - as once you have seen... More

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Birkenshaw, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had happy memories from previous visits to the museum and took my young Grandson who is showing is first interest in all things medical.I was disappointed to find quite a few of the exhibits out of order and overall I appreciate money must be tight but the museum could do with freshening up.Although there is car parking for the... More

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Lincolnshire
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33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum is well thought out on two floors with plenty of clear displays and instructive information about medical conditions and their treatments in the past. The best thing about it is that it provides a glimpse of what conditions were like in big cities in the 18th or 19th centuries and how big advances have been made in science... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went there on a Sunday. we thought we would be there for about an hour- we were there for 3! A great half day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had our work awayday here as we wanted something a bit different - really great service from the conferencing team, and the museum is brilliantly gory. Excellent all round!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The whole museum is put together very well, taking the visitor on a logical journey through ill-helath and medicine. Each section is well introduced with more detail for those who want it. Far better than many more modern museum we have been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been here a few times having worked in schools that come here for school trips and for the children its very good. Its very good if you've never been before and certainly kills a couple of hours. The victorian streets are really well done really portraying the sights, sounds and smells! There is quite a bit to see and... More

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