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Heart Dissection Workshops at Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum is inviting families to investigate the mechanisms of one of the most important organs in the body this half term, by taking part in heart dissection workshops.

In conjunction with medical experts from Leeds Teaching Hospitals, children will be able to dissect a sheep heart to gain an understanding of how the heart pumps blood through the body to keep us alive.

Liz Egan, Learning Manager explains “This is a fantastic opportunity for children to be able to see a part of their anatomy up close. Working with staff from St James’s University Hospital enables us to provide activities that have a real educational value. We hope children will go away with an understanding of the importance of healthy eating and exercise as a way of keeping the heart in good working order.”

Workshops take place Monday 15th to Friday 19th February at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm. Visitors should book their place on arrival at the museum. A small charge of £2 will apply in addition to usual admission charges. Alternative activities will be available for visitors who may be a little squeamish.



Thackray Medical Museum - Heart Dissection Workshop