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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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interesting museum- mostly aimed at kids

It's a fun museum with tonnes of exhibits packed in. It is aimed a bit more at kids on the fact level.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's a fun museum with tonnes of exhibits packed in. It is aimed a bit more at kids on the fact level.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum. When you buy the entry passes you receive a card allowing you to enter free for a further year, which is a good bonus. The mock victorian street was really interesting to walk down and all of the displays were really well explained. There is a lot to get through and it takes at least an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place has everything for all age groups. It really is an education and a fun day out. The history and the horror of victorian leeds is an eye opener and we don't know how lucky we all are. The parking and location are excellent and more people should go because the old building needs to be saved and maintenance... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I took my mum and eldest daughter (age 9). Mum loved it all and found it fascinating. My daughter hated the mock street - dark, gory and quite frankly scary for kids. She enjoyed the interactive gallery bits about hoe the body works - hearing, sight etc. although she enjoyed about half the museum a lot of it she found... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I can imagine if you have children of primary school age that it's a very interesting museum - but I went with a friend (both in our 20s) and kind of whizzed through the whole thing - there wasn't any particular part that stood out (apart from the apparatus that goes down a man's willy to crush bladder stones -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very much larger than i had thought, you need a good 3-4 hours to fully appreciate the museum. The history of medicine and living conditions and how they were linked. Interactive areas for children, and big children, showing how medicine has changes over the centuries.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my two children aged 8 and 5 for an educational visit. If I say so myself, they are very well behaved, but within the first two minutes of being here they complained they were bored and wanted to leave. There was just nothing of interest to them at all. The directions to get around the building weren't clearly... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well worth a visit not an easy place to fined but fascinating to see how the medical situation worked years gone by to the present day . I went with friends and was in the museum for a good few hours . And onc you have been you can go back as many times you want within twelve month.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very interesting and informative with smells as well as things to explore and do. Often has craft, etc for kids, especially during the holidays. Lovely cafe and good gift shop too.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting for adults and older children as exhibits require a lot of reading and understanding of various ailments and diseases. Found much of it difficult to explain to my 6 year old (apart from the leeches!) who was so terrified at the street scene that she wanted to leave straight away. Many exhibits dated. Some summer holiday activities/ workshops for... More 

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