Thackray Museum of Medicine

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Near St James's Hospital Beckett Street
West Yorkshire

  • All Enquiries: 0113 244 4343

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily: 10am – 5pm


Adult £11.95 Child (5-16) £8.95 Under 5s Free Family of 2 (1+1) £18 Family of 4 (2+2) £35 Family of 5 (2+3) £43 Concessions receive 10% discount: seniors, disabled, students, NHS workers, unemployed Free entry: under 5s, Carers (free with the purchase of a disabled ticket), Friends of Thackray Museum of Medicine, on Mondays for those living and working in Harehills (including St James’s hospital)


  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

By Car - From M621 follow signs for York (A64) then follow the brown tourist signs. From the North, take the A58 towards the city, and then follow the brown tourist signs. By Bus - Frequent bus services run from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50, 50A, all stop outside the Museum.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Conference facilities available
  • Late night openings
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Public car park


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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