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Thackray Medical Museum

141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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I would recommend this museum to anyone, the video of an old time amputation is a wonderful insight... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Paul H
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Not for the squeamish 😀

Very interesting, a lot of historical information showing the development of medical treatments... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Reading, 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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, England
+44 113 244 4343
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I would recommend this museum to anyone, the video of an old time amputation is a wonderful insight into a forgotten world.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very interesting, a lot of historical information showing the development of medical treatments. Well set out.

Thank elaine608
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite museums in England by far. Reasonably priced entry (discount available if booked online in advance and for concessions and Leeds Hospital employees). The beginning/ old street walk through is great as you are prompted to choose a character card and follow...More

Thank Faye A
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Amazing place. Gives you a full walkthrough of the history of science and scientific breakthroughs. Easily a good 2-3 hours of education. HOWEVER the trip was spoilt by gaggles of little darlings being allowed to run amok through the museum.

Thank Milky2020
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We really enjoyed this museum especially the street. it was easily accessbile by bus but Parking looked a bit in short supply We went into the cafe area which had lots of staff but unfortunately this did not stop the service being very slow and...More

Thank ktmum2015
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were up in the north west and visited Yorvik one day and Thackray the next. At Yorvik we went in with our autistic son and the ticket seller described to us exactly what would happen when, checked we were ok, told us how to...More

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Thackray M, Manager at Thackray Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

I'm sorry you felt your needs were not fully catered for during your visit and we will make sure that all Front of House staff receive refresher training on our facilities for autistic visitors. We endeavor to make all our visitors feel welcome and we...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Eventually went here with an American friend who has a morbid interest in biology/forensics as I do. I've begged my husband for the 4 years we've now lived in Leeds but it's not his thang! Enjoyed it but the opening hours are too short IMHO....More

Thank Bella T
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We spent about 5 hours in the museum (including lunch). The museum itself is quite unique and not really like anywhere I have been. I found the whole experience fascinating. As a nurse I have an interest however my partner who is nothing to do...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

WOW! I,m just getting into visiting museums and what a great start to my list this was!! Entry was £8.00 per adult but that gives you free entry repeatedly to the museum for the year. Very interesting exhibits, with smells too!! maybe a little gory...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Visited here with a friend the other day and we loved it. My favourite part was the realistic Victorian street which absolutely reeked but it could be quite dark and scary for the kids though. There were signs everywhere stating where you could skip bits...More

Thank Touran P
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Judith F
29 May 2017|
Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
We are open every Bank Holiday. Our opening hours are 10am-5pm seven days a week.
31 March 2017|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. If you travelling from Leeds city centre then you can get the number 16 bus from city square or Boar lane or you can get the number 42, 49, 50/50A from the Headrow and Eastgate. All these stop... More
George C
27 March 2017|
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Response from Thackray M | Property representative |
We have a pay and display car park at the front of the museum. The costs are £1 for 1 hour, £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours and £4 for 4 hours. Four hours is the maximum you will be charged for, even if you decide to stay... More