Pare’s Works 1635


‘The Workes of that Famous Chirurgeon, Ambrose Parey’, 1635.


Adolf Hitler’s Blood transfusion set c.1938


The blood transfusion set from Adolf Hitler’s private yacht, Grille, captured in 1945.


Extensive Archives


Our archives are free to visit, book an appointment on enquiry page


Surgical Chain Saw


Prototype surgical chain saw by B. Heine, c.1840.


Surgical Literature


The Museum library includes a large collection of historical textbooks that illustrate equipment and techniques from the 1500s to the present day.

Library and Resource Centre


Welcome to the Thackray Medical Museum Library and Resource Centre.

We’re a busy and lively hub at the heart of the Museum’s diverse range of interests and activities. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge, expertise and resources with fellow professionals, academic institutions, scholars and members of the public.