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Museum wins National Lottery Support

We are delighted to announce that we have received a confirmed grant of £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards our £3.7 million development project, A Healthy Future. In addition, the museum has also been awarded £1 million from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation which has a mission to improve health.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the museum will undergo a refurbishment to enable us to excite and inspire visitors from all walks of life, with brand new exhibitions and updated visitor facilities, as well as making essential repairs and environmental improvements to our historic Grade 2 listed building.

Brand new galleries will include a modern day operating theatre, which visitors will be able to explore, giving everyone the chance to really put themselves in the place of medical teams.

The museum will involve community groups, medical professionals and the medical industry in planning the new galleries, which will reflect how thousands of people, in Leeds and beyond, contribute to the world of medicine. The museum has a particular focus on the medical technology industry, which thrives in Yorkshire.

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Alongside HLF and Wellcome, the museum will also receive funding for the development from the Thackray Medical Research Trust and the Foyle Foundation.
A further £300,000 of funding still needs to be raised. Click here to find out more about how you can support the project.

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Help us celebrate

In celebration of this amazing news we are offering free entry* to the museum this week to National Lottery players. If you’re a National Lottery Player and want to get involved, all you need to do is show your ticket for draws in the month of December when you arrive at the Museum.

*Terms & Conditions: Valid for entry to the museum during the week 12-17 December 2017. Lottery ticket shown must be for a National Lottery game (including Lotto, Euromillions, Thunderball, Hotpicks and National Lottery scratchcards) between 1-31 December 2017 (proof of online National Lottery play valid). Each valid proof of play shown admits one person free of charge. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and free entry does not qualify for an Annual Pass. No pre-booking necessary.