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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #15 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The award winning Thackray Medical Museum is a completely unique visitor attraction. With nine interactive galleries, the fascinating exhibitions and... more » 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had our work awayday here as we wanted something a bit different - really great service from the conferencing team, and the museum is brilliantly gory. Excellent all round!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The whole museum is put together very well, taking the visitor on a logical journey through ill-helath and medicine. Each section is well introduced with more detail for those who want it. Far better than many more modern museum we have been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I've been here a few times having worked in schools that come here for school trips and for the children its very good. Its very good if you've never been before and certainly kills a couple of hours. The victorian streets are really well done really portraying the sights, sounds and smells! There is quite a bit to see and... More

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went with my 7 and 9 year old, but I guess it was me that enjoyed the visit the most. We were there for 4 hours working our way around the exhibits. The older one loved the stench and squalor depicted in the old streets of Leeds. The younger one loved following a pea through the digestive system. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This beautiful old building houses a fascinating collection of medical curiosities, with a great deal of emphasis on the history and advances of medicine and related understanding. Very accessible information for lay people and children with lots of hands on exhibits. Allow at least three hours to look around. bring the kids; There are a couple of bits that might... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A nice place to go to kill a couple of hours and has lots of tactile activities. Some gory bits. Don't take the scenic walk there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took my 5 y o grandson to the Thackray. He loved every minute and so did I. The car parking cost £1 in front of the museum but visiting the hospital 100 yards away can be an expensive nightmare. I had expected different and 'dry bones' were not on display except when they had to be.There were lifelike scenes of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A really interesting place. Full of medical information but not too complicated to understand. Suitable for adults and children. Very reasonably priced and situated next to St. James hospital. Good bus service and not far from Leeds City centre so able to do the shops aswell. A good half day out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited with a 10yr old and 13 yr old as an indoor holiday activity. My daughter is taking GCSE history so a visit to medicine through the ages seemed a good activity. We were not disappointed. An excellent museum which had areas to appeal to both ages although my youngest daughter did find some parts a bit distressing/ gory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited here on a trip to Leeds, its a 30-40 minute walk from the city centre so you might want to drive or get the bus if visiting. you can easily spend 2+ hours here and there is a lot to learn! favorite bit was learning about my BCG, everyone got one, but never knew what it was or the... More

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