Thackray Museum of Medicine Thackray Museum of Medicine

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Thackray Museum of Medicine

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds, LS9 7LN, United Kingdom | 01132444343 | Website

Venue Description

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. Wander through the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, watch gruesome operations taking place in our 19th-century operating theatre, visit a seventies-style sexual health clinic, chart how well the world responds to crisis, and discover the medical innovations that changed the world. Through play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, we’re both a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes and inspire the next generation of big thinkers.


We want everyone to enjoy the museum. It is fully wheelchair and buggy accessible, entry is free for essential companions, we have a Changing Places toilet and we welcome registered support and assistance dogs. The museum offers relaxed openings on the last Sunday of each month from 10am–11am when the lights will be up and the sounds down.

Accessibility Guide

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Accessible Performances

The museum offers relaxed openings on the last Sunday of each month from 10am–11am when the lights will be up and the sounds down.

Awards List

Concessions receive 10% discount: seniors, disabled, students, NHS workers, unemployed Free entry: under 5s, Carers (if you are accompanying anyone with a disability), Friends of Thackray Museum of Medicine, Art Fund Pass, Museums Association Members, on Mondays for those living and working in Harehills (including St James’s hospital) SHORTLISTED FOR ART FUND'S MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARD!


Information about the toilets has not been added for this venue.


Some Staff have disability awareness training.

COVID Precautions

Last updated:

We still recommend visitors purchase a pre-booked ticket, but we do accept walk-ups too. On arrival If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the museum and we can amend your ticket or issue you a refund. Please do not travel to the museum if you have symptoms. We welcome everyone to the museum and ask that visitors use their own discretion when deciding whether to wear a face covering. Staff on gallery, in the café and shop will be wearing masks or visors and screens at till points will remain in place. The one-way system around the museum has been removed allowing you to move through the museum freely. There are hand sanitiser stations placed throughout the museum and our team will be cleaning regularly to keep all visitors safe. Please be mindful of social distancing when appropriate, such as when queuing or in crowded spaces but we will no longer reminding you of this. While you no longer need to check in, our Test and Trace QR codes will still be in place and the self-isolation rules by NHS Test and Trace remain in place.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Online Booking

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