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The Wilkinson Gallery houses our unique collection of 600 ceramic apothecary jars.
Spectacular and priceless, this is the largest collection of its type in the world and is among the Thackray Medical Museum’s most treasured possessions. Spanning several centuries, from the 1500s to the 1800s, this historically important collection includes 400 English examples and 200 from Italy and other countries.
Many of the jars, which were used by pharmacists and apothecaries to store medicine and medicinal ingredients, are exquisite works of art in their own right.
This outstanding collection was donated to the Thackray Medical Museum by Dr John Frederick Wilkinson, a Manchester physician who died in 1998 at the age of 101. He gradually accumulated the jars over a period of 40 years.
Events at this Venue
|Mon 13 Mar - Fri 30 Jun||Thackray Uncovered|
|Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun||Revolting Body Lab|
|Sun 4 Jun||Autism Friendly Quiet Morning @ Thackray Medical M|
|Sat 17 Jun||Pets As Therapy: Dogs|
|Sat 24 Jun||Pets as Therapy: Ponies|
|Sun 2 Jul||Autism Friendly Quiet Morning @ Thackray Medical M|
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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 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