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Thackray Medical Museum

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Address: Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
Phone Number: 44-113-244-4343
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very Interesting and Well Presented.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to thos museum which was extremely well done. The dioramas were very good and I almost felt as if some of the people were 'real'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joel S
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Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmania, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to thos museum which was extremely well done. The dioramas were very good and I almost felt as if some of the people were 'real'.

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Thank Joel S
Leeds
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing mixed reviews on thackray, and having lived in Leeds all my life and never been, i decided one day to go and check it out! I am glad i did, the historical building is nice to see, the museum has regular lectures on different topics, we attended one about the brain which was very interesting. we then walked... More 

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Thank Heena31
Yorkshire
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with kids, some displays were too scary for the youngest (3). Lots to see and very interesting. Many interactive displays good for children. Worth a visit.

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Thank simvic1
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As local residents we being hear a lot about this particular museum., well its interesting and a lot things to see, but I wont say it is such a good one, because I have been in other Medical museums in Europe, those was more interesting. But still you can explore about city of Leeds medical history, different types of remedy... More 

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Thank vcocose K
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this museum a few times with the kids; always finding it fascinating to learn about our culture's history. It is much bigger than you expect and so therefore more than one visit may be required to explore in more detail (the ticket you pay for entitles you a an annual pass anyway).

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Thank Emma H
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, aged 21 and my boyfriend, aged 26 went to the Thackeray Medical Museum for a day trip out that was local for us but a bit different! We found the price was very reasonable and the car park had ample space to park. On arrival we also got a little ticket which allows us each a free trip back... More 

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Thank natalieee94
Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting trip back in (Medical) time. Both hubby and I are Doctor/Nurse respectively and found it very interesting, though a small number of items are what I remembered from the start of my nurse training (??!! makes me feel VERY old ). It is a good way to spend a rainy half day in Leeds.

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Thank SandyVegan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place. I am a student nurse and I have been hoping to visit for ages, I managed it today and I was not disappointed! So much to look at and learn. I went with my husband and three young children and they all enjoyed it as well, especially the interactive areas. Will definitely be making use of... More 

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Thank ZoeSmith02
DERBY
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

very surprised about this museum,the staff were very helpful,and the various in teractive sectors were interesting the victorian gallery in paticular was really attention grabbing,so very real,all the medical advances were shown from their first use to their modern day equivalment,i enjoyed this visit so much,thank you all at thackerays,regards johnp

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Thank LITCHURCH
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever visited. There is something to interest all ages. It's is very cheap with a fantastic cafe. Your ticket includes free entry for 12 months. You WILL come back.

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