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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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suits all age groups.

I took my grandchildren there and they loved it. There was plenty to see and learn. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I took my grandchildren there and they loved it. There was plenty to see and learn. Well worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting medical equipment and information.shame some of the interactive stuff wasn't working.

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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed spending a few hours here on a wet , miserable day. Exhibits are well displayed with clear concise information . As a nurse I found it particularly interesting . The staff are very friendly and helpful. Some of the mannequins and scenes may be a little much for smaller children but the older ones loved it!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint hearted, a very realistic approach to life in the "old days", Be thankful you didn't require the services of a surgeon or dentist at that time. Fascinating to explore. Well worth a return visit.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great day out, educational & fun. Prices are reasonable too! Younger children may get a little bored, but there is also a bit of a fun room.

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Fairburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Did not fancy going but part of a party so went along. So very pleased I did, what and eye opener, conditions endured by our ancestors were so dreadful. The historic street really showed how it must have been brought the horror of it home. Certainly very grateful for the various discoveries and work done by the many clever men... More 

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Silsden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our second visit, and this time with the grandparents (who thought it was excellent). My son is 9 and still finds some of the museum a little scary. He didn't want to watch the film upstairs after having been scared by it last year. So I wouldn't recommend for toddlers - not only will they not understand much (it's quite... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I know,it sounds iffy on paper,Medical Museum...BUT there is something for everyone.First its easy to get to on the bus.Your admission price allows you to come as many times as you like in the year.Theres a very informative kiddy area with lots to touch and do.The upper floors go from history to some pretty hardcore gear...Guys you can finally see... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lots of displays including a reconstruction of a historic street and graphic descriptions of the conditions in which most people lived. It will make you appreciate your comfortable homes and the NHS. Lots of medical equipment to look at, decent café and the inevitable shop. We were a bit disappointed that so many of the interactive displays weren't working and... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had a lovely experience at the medical museum.Had a lovely sandwich in the cafe.The staff were excellent.There was plenty of choice of hot or cold food.

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Additional Information about Thackray Medical Museum

Address: Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
Phone Number: 44-113-244-4343
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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