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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Best museum I’ve visited for a long time

Got the bus from the city centre and walked back. Didn’t really know what to expect but was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Horace_Broon
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Ipswich, Suffolk
via mobile
Great Museum

Visited here as my girlfriend is a nurse. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was amazing. When we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin M
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Glasgow, 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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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the bus from the city centre and walked back. Didn’t really know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. The early 19th century street was very well done and quite sobering too. The section on operations and anaesthesia was brilliant too. There were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as my girlfriend is a nurse. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was amazing. When we arrived we were greeted in the car park by Paul, a very helpful member of staff who gave us information about the museum (We also...More

1  Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Visited this museum many times when children were young and always enjoyed it. So much so that we visited again this week at the request of the children, now in their mid 20s, and we still enjoyed it! Imaginatively set out, well explained and well...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely building,friendly staff and the museum has a great future ahead of it! Keep your eyes open for the big things they have going on in the near future!

Thank Ellie J
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Spent 5 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids were very interested in a lot of the displays and presentations. Loved the walk through the old period path and learning the fate of a character you had picked - unfortunately mine passed away age...More

1  Thank GarryM772
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

So rolled up to the museums around 1pm, left not 2 hours later. I think i expected a little more, the street is very good that explains the smells and diseases etc however once that is over there are a lot of information boards scattered....More

Thank ladydior28
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Three generations of our family visited the museum and all enjoyed themselves. There was plenty to see and do, and it was fascinating to learn about the history of medicine. The entry price was reasonable and you have the ability to go back again for...More

Thank missdixon
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is one of the most fascinating museums I have visited, Suitable for all ages over 5 (in my opinion). The introduction of the filthy and disease ridden streets of Victorian Leeds literally takes your breath away, then to learn of the medical breakthroughs in...More

Thank Flossie F
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The great thing about this museum is the variety of activities on offer. My boy is 5 and really enjoyed the Public Health trail of the 1830s. The interactive learning zone was tremendous fun and let him get hands one. We didn't make it to...More

Thank Clare B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Admission is cheap and lasts for an entire year, but don't let the price fool you into believing that this medical museum is a hack. I thoroughly enjoyed my time exploring an immersive Victorian Leeds before getting to grips with the history of medicine. Suffice...More

Thank Carl B
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Heather D
26 April 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
7 March 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
19 October 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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