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“Bit dated”

Thackray Medical Museum
Ranked #11 of 173 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The educational value is considerable, but exhibitions look a bit tired. Definitely NOT for younger children. Cafe's alright though.

Thank RCT82
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Took my daughters here but was suprised at how pricey it was. The special effects and information is good but not worth the price to get in and I would not go again.
Plenty of parking space but for what it is can think of better value for money ways to entertain and educate.

Thank amandamango
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Thackray M, Manager at Thackray Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for your review. Our tickets last for a full 12 months so you are welcome to come back as many times as you want to enjoy new displays or take part in drop-in activities at weekends and during the school holidays.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Thackray museum is about 2 miles from the town centre next door to St James Hospital. It is built in the old workhouse and tells the story of Leeds and medical science from the early 17th Century to the present day. The trip starts with a "smelly" reconstruction of industrial leeds in the early 1800's where filth and poverty gave rise to sickness and death in the working poor. All the exhibits are well presented and there is lots of interactive exhibits for the kids. A great and eye opening glimpse into the "good old days" which makes you think "thank goodness for the NHS"

Thank Veteran_traveller041
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

It was an extremely educational visit and told the story of medicine. The ticket allows you to visit as many times as you want in a year making it good value for money if you live close by. The interactive elements were well thought out and amused me and my friends. Our favourite part was trying on the pregnancy suit and laughing at each other with it on.

Thank LizNC166
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The museum has lots of information on their medical history.
I am impressed with the people who could find a cure to some diseases and avoided an outbreak.
Children who go there can also role-play and have some interactive games to play with.
The entry ticket entitles you to multiple entries for the whole year.
Just love it!

Thank FamousFive_5
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