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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
44-113-244-4343
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Ranked #15 of 101 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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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had been unsure whether or not to visit but we were glad we did, well laid out and very interesting museum. Would certainly recommend to friends.

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really enjoyed my time at this museum. Some exhibits a bit gory for younger kids but a fun afternoon out. The Victorian street was excellent - what Yorvik should have been like IMO. Plus the investigation on what remedy to use was my favourite bit. All the staff were really helpful. Despite the museum being a little quiet the girl... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went on a weekday afternoon and I didn't see any other visitors. The Victorian Street exhibit would benefit from brighter lighting and some exhibits can be quite gory.

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York, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I spent the day in Leeds with my partner, mother and sister recently and had wanted to go to this museum for a while so we gave it a go. It is forty minutes’ walk from the train station but there are plenty of buses too. The admission price is £7 or £6 for concessions e.g. over 60`s and students... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend this museum to anyone and everyone! The best museum I have ever been too! Great for adults and kids. Staff were super friendly, admission was a bargain! £7 for the whole year! The museum is interactive and fun, a little bit for everyone. Models, posters, books of information, quotes, sounds and smells! A real walk back in... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited on a Saturday and we Wernt disappointed! They exhibitions are fascinating and my favourite part has to have been the genuine Victorian street. You chose a character from the sheets at the front and you had to walk through the could smelling street to see if you character survived! Also during the school holidays they have different exhibitions... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great day out especially for the kids, so interesting, 2 adults a child cost £20 but you can go back time and time again for a year

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the museum on a rainy Saturday as a couple, having read the positive reviews on here. It gets off to a really good start with the recreation of a grotty Victorian Leeds street bringing home how dire living standards were back then, and how this contributed tothe spread of disease. The rest of the museum provides an interesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although a lot of the interactive displays weren't working we spent an enjoyable few hours ... The free quiz sheet added to our experience and the fact u can use your tickets to go back means we will visit again!

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