Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum


The museum runs family activities during the school holidays. From Dissection, to SFX Workshops, there is always something new to try.

Museum tickets last for 12 months, so you can go back as often as you like! 

The museum also runs special events for adults throughout the year and a Medicine and History lecture series. For the most up to date details on all events and activities click here 

Be taken on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. 

Travel back to the dirty streets of Leeds in 1842 to explore life among the grime and the bedbugs. Meet the characters who live there and discover what was making them ill. Take a trip to the Victorian quack doctor, but beware, will the prescribed cure make you better or worse? Enter the frightening world of surgery before the discovery of pain relief and anaesthetics and explore the tools of the Victorian surgeon. Travel forwards through time to find out about scientific discoveries and innovations that have changed all our lives for the better. Before you leave, make sure you take a trip to the LifeZone gallery to discover how your body works and how to stay healthy. 
There is an amazing amount to see and do and it's suitable for all the family.

Open 7 days a week they offer a range of hot drinks and tempting snacks, and a handmade selection of sandwiches all prepared fresh on site.


Open daily 10am-5pm with last admission at 4.15pm. Open until 8.30pm every third Thursday of the month. Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan. 

Book online at to get 10% off entry tickets. 

Just a few minutes from Leeds city centre and located next door to St James's Hospital. Onsite pay and display parking is available onsite. The museum is on the major bus routes from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50 and 50A all stop outside. If you are arriving by public transport, then you will receive 15% off tickets bought on the door! Just show valid tickets at reception.  

Give your child a unique party at Thackray Medical Museum... slime making, wound make-up and more! For further details click here 


Beckett St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN
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