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Thackray Museum of Medicine

141 Beckett St, Harehills, Leeds LS9 7LN, UK

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About Thackray Museum of Medicine

The Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a museum of the history of healthcare.  The museum was founded by the Thackray Medical Research Trust who had established the original collection of medical artifacts from an extensive family archive.  houses a collection of over 50,000 objects from medical history which date from Roman times to the present day. The museum also cares for a collection of historical medical trade literature, which can be accessed by visitors in the museum's Library and R



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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.