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What's on at the thackray!

 

Did you know.......the museum has FREE family activities?

Activities take place 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm every Saturday during term time. There are also activities Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm during school holidays. Don't forget that museum tickets last for 12 months, so you can come back as often as you like! Every month is a different theme, so why not see how many different family activities you can try?

The museum runs a series of Medicine and History lectures on a Saturday every year from October to March. They look at a wide range of factors that have influenced changes in medicine and health and speakers have been chosen for their lively and entertaining approach. The lectures are suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Each session is 10am - 12.30pm and delegates can enrol for the whole series or come to individual sessions.

For more information email us or call 0113 205 6526.

    • August Family Activities


    Drop in during the holidays and take part in our themed family activities.

    August is On your Bike month
    After the excitement of the Tour de France, we are going cycling mad for the summer. Cycling is a great way of keeping fit and active and throughout the holidays we will be investigating a different cycling theme each week.  Join us as we investigate cycling safety and security, the health benefits of cycling and cycling through the ages. Lots of activities to get involved in!

    18-22 August: Experience weird and wonderful contraptions. Meet Frank the cycling skeleton, make a smoothie on our Smoothie bike and have a go on a Recumbent bike.  Take the opportunity to invent your own weird bike drawing for our museum display.

    Frank the cycling skeleton

    Making a Smoothie

    Recumbent Bike

    25-29 August: Learn all about the future of cycling, including safer bikes, safer roads and help us to build the perfect road system

    On 22 August Leeds Libraries will be visiting with their Pop-Up Library

    Bring your bike on 29 August between 1pm-4pm, to be registered with the police approved cycle database. Registration means you could be reunited with your bike in the event of it being stolen.

    1pm-4pm

    21 July – 29 August
    Monday - Friday only

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!

    Please ring 0113 244 4343 for specific details of the activities taking place each week.
    • An evening of comedy

    • 25 September 2014

    Music, Mirth and Medicine: An illustrated history


    Join Walter Nimmo and Jim Drife for an evening of witty songs and medical humour. With music from piano, guitar and ukulele and some weird and wonderful objects from the museum collection.

    Jim Drife and Walter Nimmo


    Medical humour has evolved over the last half-century, along with medical attitudes.  Music, Mirth and Medicine illustrates these changes with songs and prose written for medical shows over a period of almost 50 years.  No operating-theatre sketches, but plenty of pithy observation, witty lyrics and jokes that have stood the test of time.  With music from piano, guitar and ukulele, some weird and wonderful objects from the Museum’s archives this evening is a rare chance to look back at the days when laughter helped doctors cope.  


    Jim Drife began writing revues as a student in the 1960s and teamed up with Walter Nimmo for their first hospital Christmas show in 1973.   As “Abracadabarets” they performed medical cabarets and frequent non-medical shows on the Edinburgh Fringe (including The Fabulous Chopin Boys in 2012).   Jim is Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Leeds and was a BMJ columnist for many years.   Walter was Professor of Anaesthetics in Sheffield before returning to Edinburgh, setting up Inveresk Clinical Research and receiving a CBE for charitable services to Higher Education.  

    Walter and Jim c. 1975

    Doors open 7pm
    Performance 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Includes a mid performance interval


    Tickets:
    Adults £14
    Concessions £12.50
    (Over 16's event)

    Tickets available to buy
    online or call 0113 244 4343

    The bar will be open for drinks before the performance and during the interval.

    This performance is part of a national event called Finding the Funny Bone, a UK Medical Collections Group project, which is taking place throughout September.
    • Mad Hatter's Tea Party


    Join us for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and enjoy a fun filled afternoon tea with craft activities and teacup hunts before visiting the museum galleries.

    Children £8 and Adults £10
    (Includes afternoon tea and museum access for the adults)

    Wednesday 27 August from 12pm.

    Book online here or contact our Events Office on 0113 2056526 or conference@thackraymuseum.org

    Pre-booking is essential. Includes complimentary car parking.

    Don't forget your mad hat!
    • September Family Activities


    Drop in on a Saturday and take part in our themed family activities.

    September is Bandages and Bones month
    Do you have a budding doctor or nurse in the family? Join us to practice your bandaging skills as we investigate First Aid through the ages.



    10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

    6, 13, 20 and 27 September

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!
    • October Family Activities


    Drop in on a Saturday and take part in our themed family activities.

    October is Art as Therapy month in conjunction with The Big Draw
    Explore your creative side and design your own medical and archaeological drawings inspired by examples from the past.

    10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

    4, 11 and 18 October

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 11 October 2014
    10am-12.30pm

    Exploring the Medical Advances of the First World War
    Berwyn Kinsey, Discover Medical London - City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association and Brigid Bradley, Exhibition Development Officer at Thackray Medical Museum

    A History of Plastic Surgery in Relation to War
    Prof. Simon Kay, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • October Half Term Family Activities


    Drop in throughout half term and take part in our themed family activities.

    Join us for a Spooky half term
    As the nights draw in and we approach Halloween we have ghostly activities to take part in. Create your own creepy skeleton hands to take away with you.

    1pm-4pm

    27 - 31 October

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!
    • Outbreak at Ward 13

    • 31 October 2014

    Over 18's Halloween Experience

    Our Popular interactive Zombie Event returns




    An unexplained outbreak on Ward 13 has had deadly consequences. Mutant doctors and creatures of the night now crawl through the museum corridors and the brave and the bold are invited to try and make it out unscathed. But beware, because murder and mayhem await you and these doctors are not the caring kind!

    Galleries open from 9pm - 11.30pm, followed by live music from the Blind Dead McJones Band until 12.30am. Doors close at 1am.

    Bar till late

    Blind Dead McJones

    Tickets £13 Book online now. Over 18's, ID may be required on the night
    Discounted rates for groups of 13 or more
    Free parking

    Halloween fancy dress encouraged
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 1 November 2014
    10am-12.30pm

    Physicists & Physicians: Edith and Florence Stoney, X-Ray Pioneers and Heroines of World War 1
    Prof. Francis Duck, Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Bath

    The Tale of the Ilkley Sanitary Inspector
    David Clapham, Environmental Health Consultant

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • November Family Activities


    Drop in on a Saturday and take part in our themed family activities.

    November is Hearing and Signing month
    Did you know that the museum houses one the UK’s largest collection of unusual and interesting hearing aids? Take part in a sign language lesson and have a go at making your own hearing device inspired by fascinating examples from the past.

    Victorian Silver Hearing Trumpet


    10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

    1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!

    Please ring 0113 244 4343 for specific details of the activities taking place on each Saturday.
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 6 December 2014
    10am-12.30pm

    When Scottish Women went to War: The Scottish Women's Hospitals in the Great War
    Dr Graham Sutton, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Public Health England

    Medical Evidence: A Historical Perspective
    Sir Mike Rawlins, former Chair, National Institute for Clinical Excellence

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • December Family Activities


    Drop in on a Saturday and take part in our themed family activities.

    Join us for a Gothic Christmas
    Inspired by our imposing and mysterious building we are celebrating Christmas with a Gothic theme this year. Create your own Gothic style Christmas decorations and join in our festive celebrations.

    10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

    6 and 13 December

    FREE with your 12 month ticket!
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 10 January 2015
    10am-12.30pm

    A History of Cardiac Surgery
    Mr Joe McGoldrick, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

    Hits & Misses: Stories of Public Health Microbiology
    Prof. Jim McLauchlin, Microbiologist, Public Health England

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 7 February 2015
    10am-12.30pm

    Selling a Smile: How Companies Sold Teeth to the British c. 1850-1950
    Dr Claire Jones, Research Associate, King's College London

    The Endocrinology of Sex...& Pope Joan
    Prof. Paul Stewart, Dean of Medicine, University of Leeds

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • Medicine & History Lecture

    • 14 March 2015
    10am-12.30pm

    Developing Telemedicine in Remote Locations
    Lord Swinfen, Founder, The Swinfen Trust - Assisting poor, sick and disabled people in the developing world

    The Development of Occupational Health Services
    Dame Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge

    Our dynamic and entertaining guest lecturers ensure their presentations are fun and entertaining, as well as educational and enlightening. All the speakers are eminent and respected experts in their fields.

    Open to everyone, and suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. Delegates can enrol for the whole course or individual sessions. Every session includes two lectures, each with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here
    If you would like to book for the whole course, please call 0113 2056526.
    • Ghost Nights


    Sssshhhhh... What’s that noise?

    The Thackray Medical Museum is a popular venue for ghost hunts and we host professional paranormal investigators who organise special events for interested members of the public.

    Email us to find out more about organising or taking part in a Ghost Night at the Thackray Medical Museum!