Thackray Museum of Medicine


Immerse yourself in our imaginative and exciting galleries, from the history of healthcare to the advances that have shaped the way we look after ourselves and each other

Thackray Museum of Medicine explores the rich history of medicine, from the 1600s right through to present day, while also asking what the future holds for healthcare. Through our galleries, programme of events and changing exhibitions, you’ll uncover the story of medicine in new ways as you immerse yourself in spaces like Disease Street, the Victorian Operating Theatre and Apothecary Shop – find out what treatments were really like before the modern advances we often take for granted!