Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Type of Venue






Or Venue Name



Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

image for Children's Activity Event item typeA Career in Health Workshop with Medical Mavericks at Thackray Medical Museumadd to shortlist

  • VistEngland VAQAS

, Thu 15 Aug 2019


Thackray Medical Museum - credit Catherine Candlin

Thackray Medical Museum - credit Catherine Candlin


Duration: 50 mins approx.
Sometimes finding out what medicine is all about can be tricky. While everybody knows what a doctor or a nurse does, not everyone knows how they do it. But what if you did? Do you think you’d be any good at it? And wait, hang on, is a doctor or nurse the only job you can have in the medical profession?

‘A Career in Health’ workshop delivered by Medical Mavericks reveals the true scope of medicine, everything it encompasses and the inspirational range of medical careers out there. Children will learn how to use an ultrasound machine, seeing what goes on inside their own body. They’ll get to record and print an ECG of their heart and try keyhole surgery with training equipment used by real surgeons! It doesn’t stop there either, from fake blood to retina (eye) scans, your child will receive a workbook to record all their observations, a printout of their ECG, and a poster with information on eleven NHS career sectors.

As our redevelopment has started, the main galleries are now closed. The conference centre and car park remain open, and there will always be someone to greet you when attending our events.

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

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 15 Aug 2019 10:00 to 16:00


£10 per ticket



    Near St James's Hospital,
    141 Beckett Street,
    LS9 7LN



    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 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