Exhibitions

 

Be transported to the grimy streets of Leeds in 1842 and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life.  Meet the characters that live there and find out what life was really like. Discover how scientific breakthroughs have changed our lives, learn about the history of childbirth, find out about advances in surgical techniques and explore your body in our Life Zone gallery. 
 
There is an amazing amount to see and do, so don’t forget that your admission ticket lasts for a whole year – you can visit again as many times as you wish.
 

NEW FOR 2017

Thackray Uncovered

13th March - 30th June
See objects from our collections uncovered and reimagined.  We are working with three artists who have created new installations to explore and complement the museum's medical collections.  By exploring our museum stores and taking inspiration from the intriguing and wonderful objects housed within, the artists have created new pieces of art to be displayed in the galleries. Access to this fantastic new exhibition is included with your admission ticket.
 

 

Permanent exhibitions

 
   

Health Choices

 
 
   

Leeds 1842

 
 
   

Disease in Retreat

 
 
   

Hannah's Ordeal

 
 
   

Pain, Pus and Blood

 
 
   

Life Zone!

 
 
   

New Frontiers of Surgery

 
 
   

Having a Baby

 
 
   

Wilkinson Apothecary Gallery

 
 
   

Recovery? From Flanders to Afghanistan