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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #14 of 102 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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mansfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A really interesting place. Full of medical information but not too complicated to understand. Suitable for adults and children. Very reasonably priced and situated next to St. James hospital. Good bus service and not far from Leeds City centre so able to do the shops aswell. A good half day out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited with a 10yr old and 13 yr old as an indoor holiday activity. My daughter is taking GCSE history so a visit to medicine through the ages seemed a good activity. We were not disappointed. An excellent museum which had areas to appeal to both ages although my youngest daughter did find some parts a bit distressing/ gory.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited here on a trip to Leeds, its a 30-40 minute walk from the city centre so you might want to drive or get the bus if visiting. you can easily spend 2+ hours here and there is a lot to learn! favorite bit was learning about my BCG, everyone got one, but never knew what it was or the... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited the museum on a whim, to kill a few hours before returning home. Really glad we did, as it's a fascinating couple of hours. Lots of excellent exhibits and really worth the time.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loads of interactive activities for all ages. I've never been to a museum so packed with interesting facts. We stayed for 3 hours but could have stayed longer if the children hadn't got tired and restless. There is also a lovely cafe which is reasonably priced,

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the best museums I've visited. Great for both adults and kids. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I would plan for a whole day as there is so much to see and do. There is a small cafe and shop with friendly staff. The children (aged 6, 9) loved being so hands on, which made learning more fun. I think they were slightly too young for the Victorian Street but it was just as evocative as I... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is so much to see and do at this museum. It perfect for kids and adults alike and is really educational as well as being fun. It is well worth visiting.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Many parts of the museum seemed to be aimed at children with many interactive displays. The old Victorian street was very evocative. Not sure it was suitable for very young children especially a film showing a surgeon sawing off someone's leg (admittedly rather grainy from 1903). We allowed 2 hours which wasn't enough and we hadn't time to look at... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great experience and great if you have kids as there is a lot of hands on stuff. There is a small café with excellent choices, and a shop with all sorts of things. Staff were very friendly. There is a lift if you have any problems and places to sit if needed. Loved the reproduction old time... More

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