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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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I am a theatre practitioner so I was quite excited to visit this museum. On the whole it was very enjoyable and informative. However there were serval aspects that were damaged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I am a theatre practitioner so I was quite excited to visit this museum. On the whole it was very enjoyable and informative. However there were serval aspects that were damaged and not working correctly that made thirds areas disappointing! Hopefully the lottery grant they have just received will be able to go to fixing these areas! Well worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A very nice building leading in to a very weird looking medical museum. some great history. OMG the disappointment of the wait to watch the two minute video.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Those responsible for creating the exhibits are to be congratulated. Both old and young are able to appreciate the wonderful developments in medical science and the vast improvements in Public Health over the last two hundred years which are clearly displayed in the exhibits. I found it fascinating but I do have one criticism in that I did not find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited with a friend and three kids ranging from 15 down to 3.. we all had an amazing time and learned a few things, The food in the cafe is amazing home cooked food and worth every penny (not too overpriced) Loved It!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of my favourite museums. Almost too much to see in one trip if you want to read about all the material that is contained within the museum. There is also a theatre type presentation in a small room which really does bring home how difficult life was if you were ill years ago. Very interesting and informative day out.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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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N yorks
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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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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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