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Find out how medicine past and present is changing our future at Thackray Museum of Medicine, located right next to St. James University Hospital. The museum is housed inside a former workhouse, built in 1858 to accommodate 784 paupers. The interactive museum offers visitors a unique chance to walk through a reproduction of slum streets, complete with authentic lights, sounds, and smells. Discover what ailed typical Victorians and how they managed to survive among disease-carrying rats, fleas, and bedbugs. To learn what surgeries were like before anesthesia, watch a video reconstruction of an 1840s leg amputation. The site also includes a children’s gallery, designed to instruct young visitors about the various functions of the human body. Plan ahead and skip the long lines by booking your tickets online. Planning Leeds trip won't be overwhelming when you use Klarna Trips's itinerary maker.
Thackray Museum of Medicine reviews
Visited with friends , great museum, really interesting place to visit . Beautiful ceiling as you walk in. Staff very helpful and friendly, did one of the talks again really good. Visited the cafe...
Visited with friends , great museum, really interesting place to visit . Beautiful ceiling as you walk in. Staff very helpful and friendly, did one of the talks again really good. Visited the cafe... more »
We went to visit this museum in the Feb half term holidays. Our son is 12 and loves Science so we decided to head over. The building itself used to be an old workhouse and you really get the feeling..... more
We went to visit this museum in the Feb half term holidays. Our son is 12 and loves Science so we decided to head over. The building itself used to be an old workhouse and you really get the feeling..... more »
What an absolute shame about this place, I took my daughter when she was younger and today I went with my granddaughter. The women at reception was utterly rude and the place was an absolute...
What an absolute shame about this place, I took my daughter when she was younger and today I went with my granddaughter. The women at reception was utterly rude and the place was an absolute... more »
A great venue for a meeting, conference room was big, good facilities and excellent catering and friendly staff. The big bonus was the museum of medicine. Very fortunate to spend a couple of hours wandering around, looking at the exhibits, watching the videos and looking at how life was back in the 1800 and 1900's. Such a vast range of medicines, old equipment and books of how medicine used to be. Makes you feel very lucky that we don't live like that anymore and how the pioneers of the day made it all safer for us now. Recommended place to visit when you visit or live in this wonderful city
Very interesting, a well designed and large exhibition. The interactive area is a bit gruesome and leads to some very nasty tools. Upstairs the displays are well thought out and provide interesting medical equipment to see as well as setting their context. At least 2 hours to see it all. A nice cafe too.
What a great museum. We were expecting it to be small with some instruments and cards to read. Turns out it’s a walk through history with some fascinating facts. We only managed to see half and will return free of charge to see the rest as you automatically get a 2 year multi visit pass on entry. Plenty of room in their pay and display. Awesome.
We really liked the museum, especially the downstairs. It has many interactive activities, places to write your opinion (and see other opinions), quizzes and lots of things to see. Kids enjoyed the egg hunt for Easter and seemed pleased with the sticker prize. The egg and sperm race was fun if a bit random! The exhibits upstairs were less interesting, there were many objects simply on display (amongst interactive activities) and there was less ‘flow’. Was it value for money? Just about, yes. The offer to come back within the next year is daft as it is very unlikely. Decent sized car park for which you have to pay about a pound an hour. Cafe reasonable price but limited menu. Worth a visit.
Good collection, especially the historical medical tools and machines on the 1st floor. (Some fairly gruesome things/videos in the museum, so not for the very feint hearted). We liked the café too - very enthusiastic lady serving + good range of GF/vegan etc. food. It's expensive to get in though. £35 for 2 adults + 2 kids. There are some free sessions if you live locally, but would think quite a few people just can't afford to visit which is sad as there's so much to learn here. Tickets allow you return entry for 12 months - it's possible we'll go back (they have different themed talks/tours on different days) - but would be more accessible to have a cheaper one-time entry. Sadly I guess this is how museums have to operate these days.
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