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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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This museum proves you're never too old to learn

Having time to spare on my own for a few hours I decided on the spur of a moment to visit this... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
johnniespeedo
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St hilaire de Riez, France
Junior Surgeon for the day!

We have visited Thackray before as a family, but particular enjoy the school holiday activities... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
FamilyDal
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
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+44 113 244 4343
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Having time to spare on my own for a few hours I decided on the spur of a moment to visit this museum and I was not disappointed. I have nothing to do with the medical profession but I found it highly interesting and I...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We have visited Thackray before as a family, but particular enjoy the school holiday activities. During half term my boys (11 and 9), got to use scalpel and scissors to dissect a kidney, and then had a go at suturing it back together again. My...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting as I am fascinated by medical cases and advances. In this respect, the museum certainly offers lots of information though it is mainly in the form of written fact sheets etc... The depiction of Leeds in the street section...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Plenty to do for all ages-medical displays as you would expect but also the effects of disease & injuries & what improvements were made & what effect the improvements had to the people of Leeds. Not in the city centre-walked there got taxi back (just...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Been meaning to take my 2 here for ages, having visited many years ago with a school party. Booked the youngest, whom is 11 on to the junior surgeon, fantastic value for money at £3 per party. Really informative and not for the squeamish! Arrived...More

Thank Claire I
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

It certainly delivers what it says on entrering. Marvellous true to life (I think) exhibition with some really fascinating facts and exhibits. Not for the faint hearted. Brilliant

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The museum is an excellent visit,the recreated streets of victorian Leeds are excellent and the odours are very authentic,as a nurse the progress of medicine and surgery was fascinating but even if youre non medical the exhibits are really good including the development of current...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my husband and children aged 12 and 6. What a fab time we all had, something for all ages. We all really enjoyed the junior surgeon workshop which cost an extra £3 but very well worth it. My kids thought cutting into...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my 11 and 13 year old so they could take part in the junior surgeon workshop. This was really informative with really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. My daughter is now thinking about becoming a heart surgeon! The museum is really well...More

Thank Cleox2
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Recommend visiting this museum whilst in Leeds, although if you travelled on the train like we did, you will need a taxi there and back from the city centre ...not because it’s too far, just because it’s not a great area for walking if you’re...More

Thank Amanda L
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Heather D
April 26, 2018|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
Admission prices are: adults £8, children £5, under 5s free, concessions £7, family (2+2) £24.50, family (2+3) £28. All tickets allow unlimited return for 12 months. If you buy online from our website then you will get a 10... More
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Tracey L
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Kip | Reviewed this property |
Not a bad one actually, on the ground floor.
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505wendy
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
We are running Eye Dissection workshops next week from 23 - 27 October. These are suitable for all the family to take part in. You can find more information and booking details on our website
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