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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #14 of 103 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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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Waiting for a colleague at St James Hosp. Leeds I decided to visit the museum that is situated beside St. James. Not being medically minded or trained I thought it would be boring, how wrong I was. It describes the progress of medicine and have so many different displays. My favourite was walking through an 1800's street and the information... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I visited here today with my mum and two children (10 and 6), we weren't disappointed! The building is absolutely beautiful, worth seeing even if you don't go in! Situated next door to St James hospital, we caught the number 16 bus from Leeds city centre (just outside the bus station) and were there within 5 minutes. You could walk... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is very educational for children but it has an eerie feel to it. It was no surprise to read some people have said it was haunted. It is close to St James hospital and is worth a visit, even adults will find it interesting

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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I visited the museum on Sunday as I had heard how interesting it was and I wasn't disappointed. It was so informative especially as it was about medical progress with regards to leeds. We spent three hours there and loved it, afterwards we visited the cafe and it was lovely!!! Food reasonably priced excellent quality and good choice and the... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Well worth a visit. A great history of Leeds as well as the history of medicine. Very well presented, great for children.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Fantastic museum cannot wait to use our tickets again to look at it all as we didn't get chance. I especially liked how it smelt too. You got the full senses experience x use your student discount too you save some money. Getting out of the car park was a bit of a pain though as we couldn't get out... More

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Tibiran Jaunac, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good use of senses to stimulate the imagination. Liked that you could follow stories through the decades.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This unique venue is ideal if you are into medicine as it is full of the most unusual sights of yesteryear & how medicine has changed. It is demonstrates the advances in hygiene, surgery & medical procedures. It is well worth seeing if you are into medicine

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's old, tired, grubby and mostly not working. Difficult to access if your disabled and not suitable for younger out younger minded children. Very expensive to get in. Thought museums were free these days.

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

I’m sorry you were disappointed with your visit. The volume of visitors the museum receives each year means that the galleries are prone to wear and tear but we do try to fix any broken exhibits as quickly as possible. As an independent charity we receive no government funding and have to charge an admission fee as a result. We... More

United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum adds to the fun with 'smells' emrging from the 18th century streets of Leeds section. The sections on the body are very easy to understand for all people and the Hannah Dyson clip grabs your attention. Plenty of useful facts and information. The parking facilities are good and there are workshops for children during school holidays and weekends.... More

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