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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.
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
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
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SE 318348 53.80855 -1.51817
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.
: 2 miles from Leeds station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired