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Your visit transports you into the world of health and medicine - past, present and future. Experience life in the Victorian slums of 1840 and be flabbergasted at the incredible lotions and potions once offered as cures for your ills. See how surgery was performed without the aid of anaesthetics and step inside the human body in the interactive Life Zone. Events throughout the year.

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Thackray Medical Museum
Beckett St, LEEDS, LS9 7LN

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs, induction loop, large texts
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. (3rd Thu of the month open until 8.30). Closed 24-26 & 31 Dec, 1 Jan

About The area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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