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Thackray Medical Museum

Address: Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
Phone Number: 44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The award winning Thackray Medical Museum is a completely unique visitor attraction. With nine...
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

On a long weekend to Leeds we were looking for something to do on a Saturday, trying to avoid the busy Christmas shopping areas. This place was perfect, we were practically the only ones there. Lots of interesting old medical instruments and information. Made for a good afternoon

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Once you pay you get a years membership so can go back as often as you like. Great exhibits and very educational for the kids (and parents !!). Kids are involved all the time as you go around so it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If there is one attraction in Leeds that is a must see it is this museum.Whatever your age group there is something that you will find intriguing.From medical instruments past and present or medical procedures there is something fascinating to see.See how health care has advanced since Victorian times and what the future holds for us.There is a nice reasonably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum is unique and takes you through the journey of how medieval england to current times. It weaves the story of dirt and disease to latest technologies helping human race One cannot miss this if you are in Leeds

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am in my late 20's and I was hoping to maybe learn a bit but it is just no fun without some kind of guide. There is no trail or directions or maps to follow, so you just end up aimlessly wondering around.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an interactive attraction where children and adults can find out about health matters. We took about two hours to look around and interact with the various exhibits. It was interesting and well presented. We were not impressed with the cafe, however. The food looked dry and the crisps my daughter bought tasted stale despite still being in date.... More 

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derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

it was very good lots of interactive stuff and the displays were brilliant very well set out enjoyed it good for the children too

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went with my daughter who is studying medicine at Leeds. This is definitely an excellent hands on place for children, with lots of visual displays, question boards/cards. Ideal for 5-14 year olds. Fun, but you're not going to learn much if you're in higher education. Great place for school groups - I can imagine loving this as a child. Excellent... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable visit to your museum with our 2 daughters 13 and 6 years. We all thought the exhibits were excellent and really found the 1842 street an eye opening experience, upstairs also didnt disappoint us. my husband and i worked in a hospital theatre many years ago and found looking at all the old equipment and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited here as we had taken my sister for a hospital appointment so decided to have lunch here. What a lovely tasty lunch served by friendly staff. The television was on so we were entertained and no problem we stayed even after finishing our meal. Plenty of safe car parking. Will definitely go again and would like to visit the... More 

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