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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
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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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spent a night here with our ghost hunting team, the place is huge and holds a lot of history it will be great for school trips or for people who like their history

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

spent a night here with our ghost hunting team, the place is huge and holds a lot of history it will be great for school trips or for people who like their history

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PARIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive vision of the history of medicine of the last centuries of the 2nd Millenium in a great building with numerous audiovisual and poster exhibitions in dedicated rooms. Nice café and shop. Very helpful staff.

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

A ticket costs £8 and you can use it again and again for a year, so it is very good value. Really interesting and a bit gruesome too. It even smells! There's a very good coffee shop which is popular with staff at Jimmys hospital which is right next door.

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

Just come across this page on 'near your location' Been on a few school trips here when I was younger and I've always loved it!! I love museums and things to do with medical procedures and the olden days and how times have changed so it's perfect for me! Going to go back soon now I'm older and take it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely presenetd museum with interactive activities. Very impressive exhibits and ypu can find out of you can be a surgeon based to your grip strength.

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Thank evantzolos
Feltham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday, very few people there which was good, lots of parking outside. Parking was £2 which we paid for when purchasing our entrance tickets. Think tickets were £8 each. Was given a map and directed on where to go. Very interesting place. Well worth a visit if you like historic medical stuff. They have a cafe there... More 

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Thank Mr_smith_1977
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the other reviews I must have gone to the wrong place. Went with 14 y/o daughter. Full of small glass cabinets, nothing much to interact with, too much to read and was hoping for lot more "to do". Done it but won't be returning. Sorry.

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Thank deggersuk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect to spend so long in here, I was surprised how much there is to see. The exhibits are very detailed and interesting. I particularly liked the apothecary section. We spent about two hours in the museum then whizzed through a few displays near the end as we were getting hungry. Well worth the £8 entry fee.

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Thank TheRelfster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum telling the history of medicine. Lots of interesting exhibits and a great hands on area for children.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...choose your character (with a disease) before entering the exhibits, and find out, whether you can find a cure and if you´re able to afford it. And learn a lot about the history of medicine.

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