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Thackray Medical Museum

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Address: 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
Phone Number: 44-113-244-4343
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a museum with a difference

as the name says this is a local medical museum attached to one of leeds large hospitals st james hospital (jimmys) named after the man who paid for the victorian hospital... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
paul5969
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

as the name says this is a local medical museum attached to one of leeds large hospitals st james hospital (jimmys) named after the man who paid for the victorian hospital building.the first section in the museum created the squalor of leeds slums in the mid 1800s with the smell! and the diseases

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a crazy, wild, interesting place this is. So informative, interesting , hands on , and amazingly jaw dropping. Great day out, you exit through the gift shop so be prepared , not overly expensive but not cheap, cafe nice and again not cheap but ok for quick drink and cake maybe

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to this visit as was my granddaughter who is nearly 5. We were a bit disappointed that there was no one there when we went and she was a little lost having no one to run and talk to, but we did get the roving science lady to ourselves and she had a lovely time making... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such friendly, helpful and caring staff. Ended up parking here when the other half was in hospital which was really convenient and the staff just lovely. Visited the museum properly one afternoon, it's fantastic for kids and curious adults, and they do some really interesting events. A hidden little gem with the best staff.

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Thank Jo H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Victorian Leeds gallery/streets was quite interesting and made you really appreciate living in 21st century! However: * the rest of the exhibition was quite boring and not particularly interactive * the museum building is not in a great condition, the premises have a mouldy/old smell * the cafe is very basic, dont hope for a nice cup of tea/coffee... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my two Grandchildren here aged 6 & 9, they absolutely hated it and we had to leave. Its not for everyone and a bit boring in parts for children I am basing this on previous visits. Have taken boys aged 5 & 7 who liked it some of it especially the human body part.Thought it was relatively expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Leeds all my life but had never visited here until a few years ago. It is tucked away next to St James hospital and really is worth a visit. There is a number of levels with lots to see and do for young and old. I would highly recommend this place for families of all ages... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good catalogue of medical history, much of it aimed at the younger museum-goer. Clean facilities and restaurant on site. The Victorian streets was a particular favourite of our visit and the goriness of it all was a sight to see. If there's any criticism it's that it barely took us an hour to get from one end to the other... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for an afternoon, but wished I could have stayed longer, as there was so much to do! There were so many exhibits that would be really appropriate for adults and children of all ages, and I would definitely come back here with my whole family to spend a full day here. The only downside was that you... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some sections were interesting but many of the interactive stations were not working. The recreation of an 1800 (right century?) street terrified our 5 and 8 year olds and even I got spooked when I found myself left behind in there!! But they had great fun in the human body area. Cafe food not suitable for children: doorstop sandwiches and... More 

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