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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 #8 of 74 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Catterick, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Thackray Museum on Sunday 25th January 2015 with our3 children aged 8, 6 and 11 months. We were pleasantly surprised by how cold friendly it was. From the start it captivated the children by getting them to select a character to follow in the victorian street. The interactive bits throughout the museum kept them interested. A few... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I loved it all - could have spent much longer here had my 6-year-old not got a bit fed up with all the equipment. Great good value food in cafe....lovely staff....will be back! Lots for kids to do and keep them busy for a good few hours. Thoroughly recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A well presented museum with lots of blood and screaming exhibits just right for kids who are usually bloodthirsty little horrors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Looking for something to do with our preschool aged boy, we went to this museum. The first thing that jarred us was the amount we had to pay to get in. As it was our first time we spent the guts of £20 on 'annual tickets' (2 adults and a toddler) which, we were merrily told, would enable us to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

i went as part of a group, I have'nt been before. The sights & smells were interesting but not awe inspiring. the rest of the group enjoyed the hands on section- but I'm not at all sure about an exhibit that encourages people to jump up that is placed next to a bank of fire extingishers, could be a cause... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I haven't been here since I was a child and so had high expectations. All were met. The place is jam pack full of information and exhibits. It's also hands on in a lot of areas. There are a couple of gory bits but what is history without the gore?? It's really accessible, the staff are great. The exhibits are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fantastic place for adults and children. Great deal of knowledge to be learnt and in a artistic way. Guaranteed you won't get bored!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My family and I visited here over Christmas as my daughter is interested in studying medicine at Uni. I was suprised how big the museum was and how much information there was. Although its a bit gory if your a bit skweamish like me ! Also though it was value for money, I would say the whole place needs a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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