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Thackray Museum, Leeds

Thackray Museum

Beckett Street
Tel: +44(0)113 244 4343
Fax: +44(0)113 247 0219
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The Museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902.

With the aid of a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum has been established in a former workhouse building adjacent to St James's Hospital. The displays, which opened in March 1997, explain the ways in which people’s lives have changed over the last 150 years as a result of improvements in public health, medicine and healthcare. The building also has a large conference and corporate entertainment centre.

The museum collection has over 35,000 objects which, in particular, include a vast range of surgical instruments dating from the late 19th century to the present day. The collection also includes a unique collection of English pharmacy ceramics. The library has over 8,000 books, including the largest collection of medical trade literature in the world.

Since opening, the museum has gained an Interpret Britain Award, a Museum of the Year Award, has been nominated for European Museum of the Year and awarded a Sandford Award for Excellence in Education.

Thackray Museum, Leeds

Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Car Park, Private Group Tours,

Weddings and Conferences
The magnificent facade of this restored, listed, Victorian building and its dramatic entrance hall and stairwell will leave a lasting impression on all visitors and guests. The museum offers a unique setting for your conference, corporate entertainment, event or exhibition.

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