We are delighted to be the winning tip from Guardian readers as one the best family friendly museums in the country

"The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds does an incredible job of helping kids to understand how lucky they are to have vaccinations, antibiotics and even the basics, such as clean water. It’s a Victorian street complete with smells and printed cards (describing nasties like bed bugs), plus it highlights the horrors of cholera and there’s a chance to pick a character and see whether you survived or not. My 18-year-old daughter is adamant her love of science began there 10 years ago."

Family Activities



    • November Family Saturdays

    Get your moustache on!

    Drop-in 10am - 3pm

    It's Movember and we're making moustaches to mark men's health awareness month. Choose your style and wear it with pride!

    • Autism Friendly Quiet Mornings

    To offer a calmer environment, audio in the ground floor galleries is turned down between 9.30am - 11am on the first Sunday of every month.
    In addition to Quiet Mornings, ear defenders and a What to Expect gallery guide are available all year round from reception.
    Upcoming Quiet Mornings:

    3rd December


We are now affiliated with Leeds Children’s University