Thackray Medical Museum
Yorkshire and the Humber
The Thackray Medical Museum is one of the UK’s leading medical museums and the only one of its kind in the north of England.Housed in the former Leeds Union Workhouse (Grade II listed), the Thackray Medical Museum was established in 1997 to increase public awareness of medical treatments, research, innovation and developments. With its origins in a small family-run chemist shop, the museum is home to one of the most significant collections of its kind in the world, caring for over 50,000 objects and some 26,000 written works covering all aspects of the history of medicine. The museum provides nine galleries covering 1,500 square metres, and displaying around 5,000 objects. The galleries explore the development of modern medicine, from public health in Victorian Leeds to modern surgery, anaesthesia, x-ray and childbirth.