Venue hire

Meet, Eat, Celebrate, Learn

Inject some flair, originality and ‘wow’ factor into your business event, celebration or special occasion at Thackray Medical Museum – a unique and historic venue with modern facilities and outstanding catering and hospitality services.

Just a heartbeat away from the centre of Leeds, easily reached by public transport and car, and with ample parking facilities, the museum is housed in the original Leeds Union Workhouse, built 160 years ago. It is now a beautifully preserved Grade II listed building with an impressive tiled entrance hall, stunning stairwell and wide choice of rooms and conference facilities to suit any occasion.

An exceptional venue

Guests and delegates at daytime events will have free access to the museum’s fascinating collections and exhibitions. Optional extras, including VIP gallery tours and talks about our work, the history of medicine or our collections can be arranged.

Delegates and guests will also receive a discount in the gift shop and can enjoy our outside seating area throughout the summer.

Our dedicated and experienced conference and events team will ensure all your requirements are met and that your event runs smoothly from start to finish.

“Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality last night, the event was a big success and our attendees were very impressed with the venue. The food was amazing and no job was too small for Natasha who was the perfect host.”  Healthwatch Leeds, 2017

Modern facilities

Our attractively themed conference suite reflects the fascinating museum collections, providing an interesting talking point for delegates and guests and complementing the content of our award-winning galleries.

The suite comprises six adaptable light and airy rooms that can be configured to suit individual requirements, including lectures and presentations for up to 120 delegates.

We also have smaller rooms for meetings, interviews or small gatherings as well as the stunning Wilkinson Gallery, providing a spectacular backdrop for a special VIP, business or celebratory event.

Fully accessible

The museum is fully accessible, with a lift to all floors. The Moynihan Auditorium and galleries have hearing loops, and a wheelchair is available for loan on request.

The Conference Suite on the first floor also has self-contained toilets, including a level access toilet.

Contact us

Email or call 0113 205 6525/6