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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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Funny and interactive.

The museum was bigger than what I thought, you can find some activities to do and learn and there are short films to show you how was the life in the past. This museum dealts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I found it a bit boring, my 7 and 9 year old grandchildren found it slightly less boring than me, worth a visit but don't plan on being there a long time.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The museum was bigger than what I thought, you can find some activities to do and learn and there are short films to show you how was the life in the past. This museum dealts above all about illness in the middle age and you can see the development of the society when you advance in the gallery.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As a childminder i've visited here several times and all the kids love it. The children were intrigued as you followed the dark dingy streets and saw how people lved in the olden days.They could see what different diseases people got, how they were treated, what different medicines were given and how having a few pennies made a difference. Maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Have been twice - once as a family and once running a school trip. Staff great both times. There is plenty of parking on site which makes a big difference. The Street is quite an experience! Attacks all the senses but is followed by an excellent exhibition that provides lots on interesting thoughts. Upstairs much more about all the different... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited Thackray Museum on a Sunday and am writing this review about half way round. Up until this point we have been pleased with the exhibits etc. However we are visiting with our daughter and grandaughter who is 16 months old. Grandaughter was in need of some food so we popped into the cafe which was advertising sandwiches, jacket potatoes,... More 

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Sandsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was particularly impressed by the friendly staff, the cafe served a wonderful range of reasonably priced good food and teas, the shop was very interesting - almost as interesting as the museum which is well worth the visit - get there early to get a parking place which is very reasonably priced (or go out of season)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Impressive building, very much enjoyed visiting. If you are interested in Health, care, medicines and medical technology this is the place to visit. Small fee to enter museum but well worth it as you can spend many hours here if you like to read about the exhibitions. Loved the Victorian street with re-an-acted smells and sounds. Victorian pharmacy was great... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A fascinating and often beautiful collection of artefacts detailing the history of medicine and surgery. There is a lot to see, and a lot of information to take in, which, for me, was slightly spoilt by the clashing noises of sound effects and the audio information triggered by movement detectors. The facilities are good, a decent café (although I didn’t... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found your visit interesting. The 1842 street has been designed to harness the quite brutal reality of life in the past, especially focussing on public health, for which food and food sources was a large participating factor in contagious disease. The sounds and smells are designed to act as an immersive experience,... More 

Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A place where you walk through history and see the chances taken to develop new ways of healthcare and the risks some pioneers took to give us what we have today.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I recently visited this attraction with my two boys aged 6 and 8 and I can honestly say they were not impressed at all, they found the whole place creepy. They rushed around desperate to leave. The more child friendly area of the attraction is right at the end to get there you have to endure disgusting smells, creepy figures,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I’m sorry that you did not wholly enjoy your visit. We are visited by hundreds of families every year with young children who love the museum, but we appreciate this may not be the case for everyone. We have fun family friendly events every Saturday and during school holidays so hopefully we can tempt you... More 

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Additional Information about Thackray Medical Museum

Address: Address: Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
Phone Number: 44-113-244-4343
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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