Just a few minutes
from Leeds city centre and housed in one of the most impressive Victorian
buildings in Leeds, Thackray Medical Museum is the only museum of its kind in
the North of England. Formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse, this impressive Grade
2 listed building in now home to a unique attraction that offers an
entertaining day out for all the family.
Let us transport you back to the dirt and grime of Victorian Leeds. Take a walk
down the streets of 1842 and be surrounded by the smells and sounds of
Victorian life. How did people really live and what was making them ill? Will
you survive Victorian healthcare? Take a visit to 1842 and find out.
Hannah Dyson’s Ordeal
Enter the world of surgery before the discovery of anaesthetics. In this unique
audio visual display, you will experience first-hand the horror of 1840s
Disease in Retreat
Find out how scientific discoveries helped us to understand disease and
revolutionise medicine. How did the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics
change our lives?
Recovery? From Flanders to Afghanistan
Marking the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition explores the
relationship between medicine and war and the key medical advances that emerged
from the 1914-18 war. Created in collaboration with veterans and serving
What happens to a pea after it has been swallowed? How many teeth do we have?
How does the heart pump blood? Find out the answers to all these questions and
more by exploring this interactive children’s gallery.
With nine interactive galleries to explore, there is plenty to keep everyone