Thackray Medical Museum


Discover the incredible story of medicine and health
A day out for the whole family

Pay once and enjoy unlimited entry for a whole year

Through nine interactive galleries Thackray Medical Museum will take you on a journey of dicovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find our how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.

Travel back in time to begin your journey amongst the dirt and grime of Victorian Leeds. Walk through the streets of 1842 and be surrounded by the smells and sounds of Victorian life. Explore the weird and wacky cures on offer to Victorians and enter the world of surgery before the discovery of pain relief and anaesthetics. As you explore, you will discover how modern innovations are changing our lives. Don't miss the LifeZone gallery where you can test your reflexes and understand the inner workings of your body.

Open seven days a week, the museum is a day out for the whole family.

During the school holidays the museum runs a programme of exciting family activities. From dissection workshops to creating fake scars and wounds, there is always something new to discover.



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