Shipshape: Medicine at Sea

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141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN


Leeds Inspired

Shipshape: Medicine at Sea

23rd March 2024 - 14th April 2024

All aboard! This Easter, H.M.S Thackray will set sail on a voyage into unchartered waters to explore medicine at sea through the ages.

From galleons and battleships to trawlers and cruise liners, which worrying ailments have made sailors, captains and pirates alike gruesomely groggy? And what could be prescribed to ensure you don’t fall victim too?

Across the holidays we’ll be testing the cut of your jib and tying you in knots with a treasure trove of activities across the museum, suitable for all ages and free with your museum ticket. Will it all be smooth sailing? Join our motley crew and find out.

Want to delve into the deep with more stories from the high seas? Upgrade your ticket with these interactive workshops:

– Book here for our Thackray History LIVE interactive shows. Our resident Thackray Boffins are going back in time to explore the history of murky seaborn maladies.
– Book here for a special story time session for the under 5s. Join our team for aquatic-themed stories and song sessions in our Sparks! interactive play area.