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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #13 of 98 attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting and unusual museum covering the history of medicine and surgery. The recreation of Leeds in 1842 is brilliant, and following the stories of named individuals makes it engaging for children and adults. Plenty of other things to see, far too much to take in a couple of hours. Nice to finish the trip at the cafe which has decent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Much to our surprise we spent hours here on a recent trip to Leeds. As a nurse I really enjoyed the illustrated street scenes showing the effects of poverty on public health. The exhibits are great showing the history of many aspects of medical care, being a nurse for 35 years I can even remember some of them!!! There were... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Parts are really fascinating and information well portrayed. It's not four interactive galleries by any stretch, and unfortunately a lot of the interactive sections were broken at the time of our visit. A little bit expensive, probably worth it if all displays had been working.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went there last weekend and we really enjoyed it! Would definitely recommend going there with children if they are interested in medical things. We found some views a slight hit gory but as you move along you get use to it and don't find it as gory! You should definitely go and just at least see if it's your sort... More

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Otley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a great museum with something for everyone. Lots of exhibits and occasional special events. Quite difficult to get to as Leeds is constantly changing its road layout so gets very complicated. Worth a visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fascinating old building housed in the grounds of St James Hospital. Brilliant and interesting displays of medical history - illustrated street scenes showing hardships of Victorian working-class life and its impact on illness and health. WEll worth a visit particularly if you like the gruesome side of medical history!

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tillybobs2000
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem there is something for all ages plus after we paid in which was very reasonable it includes free entry for the next 12 months and we would go back dont want to say too much and spoil the surprises that this place holds fantastic. .

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fascinating place with information on all aspects of medication, surgery and the body. Suitable for all ages and understandings! In school holidays they often have extra activities and as the tickets last for a year you can go back to find out more. Also has subsidised parking on the doorstep.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

my partner was in hospital for a few months at St James which is next door. We decided to go here for the day to get him out and got an annual ticket it was really cheap and they do some think different every month (you have to pay for parking). it was brilliant you got to be a person... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I visited here when I was young, so coming back again, and knowing Leeds a lot better, it was really interesting. Great displays, interactive items. Good informative day out. Staff were really friendly too.

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