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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Medical maze

The museum is full of dentist equipment and many medical implements such as hospital beds and x ray machines and there are many galleries.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ethan E
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is full of dentist equipment and many medical implements such as hospital beds and x ray machines and there are many galleries.

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Thank Ethan E
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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494 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fascinating museum with friendly staff, great scene setting and interactive exhibits. The collections and exhibits are interesting and nicely displayed. I will go back with my husband some time. Lots to interest kids and appealed to a group of teenagers who were there when I visited

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Thank Jan W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent attraction with lots to see and do. Would be a 5 dot review but my character died very young and it annoyed me. Won't say who because of spoilers.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with granddaughter for a trip down memory lane(really was), many interesting exhibits and the 6yr old was interested in the Victorian street even a bit smelly for her. Well recommended for a visit. The ticket lasts for 12 months 😄

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were really impressed with this museum! We booked tickets online and it was so straightforward and when we got there we were straight in! There was lots to see and do and everything really made you think what life must have been like! There was so much to do the kids were kept entertained and there was a fake... More 

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Thank Hilary B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

a brilliant but sobering experience, some of the exhibits can be a little shocking for younger children. suggest only children over the age of 10, so they can really understand what they are seeing.

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Thank 319simonp
west midlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Really interesting trip and glad we went . Lots to see and experience - we learnt lots and would recommend to anyone visiting leeds

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Thank lolllipop
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum. It was interesting, interactive and had so much to see we were there a good three hours. The entrance cost includes free returns for a year and my husband and parents will definitely be returning with our teenagers who were at school the day we visited. If you want to park arrive early as the carpark... More 

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Thank Karen K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Came to look around the wedding fayre and the venue and take some ideas away for the sons up and coming wedding. To be frank I wasn't that impressed with the fayre (there were loads on the same day and two others in Leeds were far better organised and presented) However taking the biscuit was being charged for parking for... More 

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Thackray M, Manager at Thackray Medical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. As a venue, we host many third party events. These events are not in our control and we have no part in presentation or organisation. We are sorry that you were unimpressed with the fayre and your feedback will be passed to the organisers. We are sorry you felt the car park charges to be... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very interesting and thought provoking. We have come along way in 150 years or so. I have to admit, it's not for the squeamish. Definitely would visit again.

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