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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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We enjoyed our trip to the museum, even my husband who doesn't work In the medical profession enjoyed it!. If you have a spare couple of hours when visiting Leeds then definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Lytham St. Annes
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Lytham St. Annes
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our trip to the museum, even my husband who doesn't work In the medical profession enjoyed it!. If you have a spare couple of hours when visiting Leeds then definitely worth the trip

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West Yorkshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited with my sister her husband and two children aged 9 and 5 . We had a great time the kids especially liked the old street being able to choose a character and follow them through their illness and recovery , a good way forcthem to learn. There are lots of exhibitions and a lot of interactive things to do... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Really interesting history of medicine museum. Especially enjoyed the exhibition on the ground floor depicting conditions at the start of the industrial revolution, the squalor that people lived in, the diseases they suffered from and the supposed cures. We ran out of time as there is so much to see.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the ground floor very interesting felt a little down by the maternity area.theres a nice area just for small kids eg soft play,painting and books over all a enjoyable day out worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Thackray is well worth a visit for anyone interested in Leeds . It is a great insite into our not so distant past .Often overlooked by Leeds own folks I feel most people would be quite impressed . Just go if you have not ever made it before. !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

i first visited this place a while ago and enjoyed it so much decided to go again, what a let down (5 stars before) while they have expanded the museum and introduced quite a lot of new things which are great, there are so many of the interactive bits that are faulty or not working at all (about 50%) which... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I took my daughter here on 4th May - part of the GCSE History syllabus covers early medicine. The museum is located in what was formerly the Leeds Workhouse and it's an imposing building. We took a free quiz to fill out as we were going through which did keep us entertained and on our toes, as some answers weren't... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really enjoyed looking around the museum thought it was very interesting and learnt a lot of medicine through time. The only thing I would fault is it could do with updating by the use of interactive screens and more modern technology. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

An interesting day out, but it would have been nice to have more interactive sections. It seemed more geared towards children but I would still recommend it. The main issue was the attitude of some of the staff in the cafe...not the best start to the visit!

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I took my father here when he visited and he absolutely loved it. It is very big though and gets quite technical by the time you go to the secondly floor. The ground floor alone is enough for the interested tourist and if you are interested in medicine do both the ground and first

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