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Museum, £5-£8


Thackray Medical Museum - credit Catherine Candlin

Thackray Medical Museum - credit Catherine Candlin


Housed in one of the most impressive Victorian buildings in Leeds, the Thackray Medical Museum is truly unique and is the only museum of its kind in the North of England. Since opening in 1997, visitors have explored their medical past through innovative exhibitions and thousands of school children have been inspired though unique teaching of the history of medicine.

With nine interactive galleries to explore and a programme of activities and events to discover, you and your family can enjoy a fantastic year out.

Be transported to the grimy streets of Leeds in 1842 and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life. Meet the characters that live there and find out what life was really like amongst the rats, fleas and bedbugs. Discover how scientific breakthroughs have changed our lives, learn about the history of childbirth, find out about advances in surgical techniques and explore your body in our Life Zone gallery.

With on-site parking, café and shop there really is something for everybody.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic siteWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open daily from 10am - 5pm
Closed 24th -26th December and 31st December and 1st January.
We are open until 8.30pm every third Thursday of the month.


Adult (17+): £8.00
Child: (5-16) £5.00
Concession: £7.00
Family: (2 adults & up to 3 Children) £28.00

To benefit from the following concessions, please bring supporting documentation with you such as your student card, Leeds Card, or Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust ID badge:
• Student: £7
• Breeze card (ages 5-16): £4.50
• Leeds Card (adult 17+): £7
• Unemployed: £7
• Disabled: £7
• Military: £7
• One accompanying registered carer: Free
• Max card: Free
• Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust staff: Free

Blue Peter Badge holders: Free entry with your badge and badge winner's card



Judith Knox

0113 244 4343


Near St James's Hospital,
141 Beckett Street,



See location of Thackray Medical Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 318348  Lat: 53.80855 Long: -1.51817

By Road:
Leave M1 at jct 43, then M621 to jct 4. Follow signs for Harrogate and St James Hospital over River Aire at Crown Point Bridge. Get into right-hand lane. At jct go straight on (signed St James' Hospital) under bridge to major jct.

By Public Transport:
Taxi or buses (take bus routed to St James' Hospital), City centre buses include 16, 42, 50, 50A and 49 Get off the bus at the hospital and the museum entrance is next door.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired