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Very informative on medical procedures & medicines over the years

The museum has been open 21 years, housed in the former Workhouse. It can take 2-3 hours depending... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denise E
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Very interesting museum

If you like the medical history this museum is will be for you. However I not recomended for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dorottyad2015
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Upholland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum has been open 21 years, housed in the former Workhouse. It can take 2-3 hours depending on how much you like to read of the information displayed. It is interesting to see how medicine and surgical techniques have evolved, and the street depicting Leeds in the 1800s is very authentic - smells and all. I would say overall it is not really for children, although there is a play/interactive area for them. The cafe is good and prices reasonable. At £6.30 for a Seniors ticket (booked on-line) I think it is reasonable but wouldn't want to pay more than that. My only criticism is it looks a bit 'tired' and does not appear to have been updated much at all to the present time and although I appreciate it is a museum, its purpose is to show progress in the NHS, so I think it would benefit from showing more of present-day equipment and breakthrough technology.

Thank Denise E
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like the medical history this museum is will be for you. However I not recomended for young kids cos they will be boring or scared. If you buy the ticket you can use for one whole year.

Thank dorottyad2015
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this place as a kid and now, 20 years later, it is...exactly the same. The exhibitions are the same, the games are the same. It's still in good nick but it does mean there isn't really any reason to visit again once you've been once, which is a shame as the really fun bits are nice for kids to do again but there's got to be something new changing to being people back - especially considering they sell yearly passes!

The Victorian street where you can meet characters and look at old houses is brilliant, the smell is (deliberately) gross and very realistic. The interactive exhibits then chronicle medicine up to present day. The film about surgery before the invention of anaesthetic really struck me as a kid (not so much as an adult!).

Thank 703fayk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend 1.5 hours here today and didn't complete the kids interactive part due to lots of screaming kids tearing around while their parents sat in the cafe. £24 for 2 adults 1 child and parking for 3 hours is a lot when an unsupervised children's party stops people being able to hear the displays and experience what they have paid for. Hopefully next time we visit there won't be a party.

Thank julieYouel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit if you’re in Leeds. Fascinating place; fabulous apothecary jars (very large collection), interactive for younger visitors and the model set up depicting Victorian streets and life is superb. Very well set out displays/information and film clips.

The staff are absolutely lovely, helpful and polite. The cafeteria is good with very reasonable prices - a very special mention to all the staff in the cafeteria who are incredibly helpful, friendly and obliging; lovely bunch who are a credit to the museum.

Thank Roses35
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Reviewed 1 week ago

car park on site, pay and display.
Had a quick snack and coffee before wandering round, reasonable prices and a great Cappucino.
Museum is well laid out, with interactive displays and info boards. First floor a history of conditions and health in the early days of Leeds ( a real eye opener) also the poverty and deprevation most lived in.
Next floor is medicine through the ages, again well laid out with modern and antique display and notice boards.
Overall a great place to visit with loads of social history, great for adults and children alike.

Thank johnl1950
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 3 daughters to the museum during half term after being invited to review it on my blog. Bring new to the Yorkshire area I hadn’t heard about it before.
On arrival I was instantly blown away! The attention to detail! The interactive learning facilities and the incorporation of Lego was a huge hit for us!
I can’t rate this highly enough! Go! Take your kids and your teenagers, and your granny! Go!

Thank MomOfTwoLittleGirls
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really interesting museum. It's worth going to the museum for the apothecary jars alone. The building is also very impressive.

Thank Katherine G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this place so much! Such an incredible experience. Be prepared to have your senses overwhelmed when you enter the past. I enjoyed it so much, I walked the down the street twice.

It is suitable for anyone using a wheelchair, with a lift available to the second floor. Some of the doors on the second floor can be a little tough to push, so if you can have someone go with you it would be beneficial.

Will definitely try to visit again.

Thank Evan H
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I love it here, every year or so I'll visit for an afternoon. The museum is always very interesting, and there's so much to read. Well kept, and well laid out.

Thank mbetowler
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