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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Best museum outside of London

Visited this museum many times when children were young and always enjoyed it. So much so that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith W
Lovely day out

Lovely building,friendly staff and the museum has a great future ahead of it! Keep your eyes open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellie J
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Last minute visit over a rainy bank holiday but thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Thackray. Really makes you stop and think about how far advances in medical science have come in a relatively short space of time. The flip side is that we now...More

Thank The_Crofter
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad I live now, and not back in Victorian times. The museum is very interesting and has lots of interactive elements. Lots of sights, sounds and some pretty disgusting smells. No wonder they offer nose clips! As a hearing aid wearer I found...More

Thank JJCowling
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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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