Thackray Museum of Medicine

In a nutshell

One of the most interesting places to go with the kids near Leeds city centre, Thackray Medical Museum explores medicine from the past up to the present.


Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7LN

Contact details

Tel: 0113 244 4343

Activity type

Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

£35 online

(2 adults + 2 children (under 5s free))

Thackray Museum of Medicine details...

One of the most interesting places to go with the kids and a few minutes from Leeds city centre, is Thackray Medical Museum, the only museum of its kind in the North of England.

This unique attraction offers an entertaining day out for all the family. With nine interactive galleries to explore, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Step back in time and discover the grimy streets of Leeds in 1842. Explore the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life and meet the characters that lived there. What was life really like amongst the rats and bedbugs?

Enter an operating theatre in 1842 and experience first-hand the horror of 1840’s surgery. Find out how scientific breakthroughs and advances in surgical techniques have changed our lives, discover how vaccines and antibiotics revolutionised medicine.

Enjoy a changing events programme with many hands-on events particularly during school holidays.

The cafe is the perfect place to take a break during your tour of the museum.

Enjoy unlimited entry for a whole year once you have purchased tickets.

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