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Thackray Medical Museum

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

  • Outside view of Thackray Museum in Leeds
  • Dad and daughter at Thackray Museum in Leeds
  • Kids roleplaying doctors at Thackray Museum in Leeds
  • Machinery on display at Thackray Museum in Leeds
  • Kids looking at polio display at Thackray Museum in Leeds

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

This museum is currently closed for redevelopment, planning on reopening in summer 2020 - check out their website for full details. 

Does your little one want to be a doctor when they grow up? With 9 interactive galleries to experience, the Thackray Medical Museum is an absolutely fascinating way to explore the history of medicine, suitable for the whole family.

The human body is incredible, most you won’t even know about! Get ready to explore the body in new ways with the interactive and multimedia displays at the Life Zone. The hands-on exhibits make for a great educational opportunity and the kids will hardly even know they're learning!

The rest of the museum takes you on a journey through the Victorian age to the present day, exploring the fascinating world of surgery and how breakthroughs in science have changed all your life for the better! If you want to learn as a group you won’t want to miss the family fun activities put on during the holidays. Learning’s never been so fun!

  • Interactive educational galleries
  • Learn about major medical breakthroughs
  • Family fun activities


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN, England


Click here to visit Thackray Museum's website
0113 244 4343

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 
Third Thursday of Month 10:00 - 20:30


General Admission
Adults (17+): £8.00
Kids (5-16): £5.00
Concessions: £7.00
Family from £24.50

Last Entry

45 minutes before attraction closes.

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

Pay and Display


Lots to see and do

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by S . 09.05.17

So much to see for all ages and some fab school holiday activities. Tickets last for a full 12 months so we'll definitely be returning.

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