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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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Description: 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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A real eye opener

Wonderful, educational, interesting and great value for money, good parking! Went with my son and granddaughter. We spent over three hours there - there is so much to see. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, educational, interesting and great value for money, good parking! Went with my son and granddaughter. We spent over three hours there - there is so much to see. I was amazed, I had not expected there to be so much to look at, read and learn. My grandadughter (10 years old) really enjoyed herself. There's also a very nice... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A really good step back in time to imagine how the people of leeds lived in the 1800's. The plight they faced of non existent sanitisation and medical advise which only the rich could afford. We really dont know how lucky we are today. A worthwhile visit, but a shame that many exhibits/activities were out of use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been to this museum numerous times and I still love it! It is really interesting even if you aren't really into science. There is a lot of hands-on stuff and you can really get involved by choosing a character to follow throughout, to see whether they would live or die! There is quite some quite graphic imagery which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A well presented museum, good value if you can return within a year. Cost £26 for 2 adults, 2 children and parking which gives you a years entry. Under 5s are free. Well set out, probably better suited to older children as some of it is quite graphic, and there is a lot of reading. Ground floor on the way... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A really interesting and well planned out museum. Lots to see and read in the different galleries and the re-created Victorian street is amazing (with some smells for added effect!). The film of the girl having her leg amputated with no anaesthetic left us on the edge of our seats! The kids loved the interactive body gallery downstairs. We spent... More 

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Leeds
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

this is my idea of a perfect museum. There's a lot to see, it's interesting,informative and sufficiently shocking to keep everyone engaged. The past is brought to life. You will leave grateful that we live in modern times when so many horrible diseases can be cured and where we have the benefit of painkillers too. Be warned. Some exhibits are... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wow, what a museum! You might think judging from the name that its going to be a dull museum full of complicated medical science exhibits but you'd be completely wrong. This is an absolute gem of a museum that is up there with one of the best I've been too. The museum is set inside a stunning Victorian workhouse, an... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is such an amazing place! So much to see! I was sad to only get round half of it because there was so much to read! Everybody interested in medicine should visit this place! It's the best museum I have ever visited! I shall be back to finish the rest ASAP!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very interesting trip for all ages, our teenager particularly liked the more gruesome displays! We only had a couple of hours but could have easily spent the whole day there. Great value for money, particularly as you get free return visits for a year with the admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I read the reviews about the Thackray museum when I was looking for things to do and see in Leeds. I went with very high expectations and I wasn't disappointed, it was amazing . I was there over 2 and half hours and loved every bit of the museum. Being in the medical world it was obviously an area of... More 

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