We’re open daily: 10am–5pm
(last admission 4.15pm)
We advise two hours minimum for a full tour of the museum (you can have a preview of what to see in our online gallery tour).
Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
If you live or work in Harehills, why not take advantage of our Harehills Mondays offer and try it out for free?
Christmas Opening Hours
24th December – CLOSED
25th December – CLOSED
26th December – CLOSED
31st December – 10.00am-3.00pm
1st January – CLOSED
8th January – CLOSED
9th January – CLOSED
10th January – CLOSED
General Admission – Annual Pass
Tickets are for 12 months – come as often as you like!
We have a host of activities, talks and tours that run throughout the week and are offered as part of your General Admission. As a registered charity we sometimes charge for special events, with all the income helping us to inspire the next generation of big thinkers, ignite debates and offer opportunities for play, creativity and education. Ticket prices are stated on individual events pages.
Child (5-16) £8.95
Under 5s Free*
Family of 2 (1+1) £18
Family of 4 (2+2) £35
Family of 5 (2+3) £43
All major Debit and Credit Cards Accepted.
Concessions receive 10% discount: seniors, disabled, students, NHS workers, unemployed
Free general entry*: under 5s, Personal Assistants attending with a disabled visitor, Friends of Thackray Museum of Medicine, Art Fund Pass, Museums Association Members, Northern Museums Volunteer Pass, on Mondays for those living and working in Harehills (including St James’s hospital)
*Please note: With the exception of Personal Assistants, concession prices apply to general admission only, charges may apply for additional activity and events, including our annual Christmas offer. These are stated on individual events pages.
Sparks! Play Area
Entry to Sparks! is free with an adult ticket, though we advise booking your slot on arrival. If you don’t have time to visit the rest of the museum or just want to book a visit to SPARKS! You can pre-book a slot £2 per child.
We still recommend visitors purchase a pre-booked ticket, but we do accept walk-ups too.
If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the museum and we can amend your ticket or issue you a refund. Please do not travel to the museum if you have symptoms.
Thackray Museum of Medicine
Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
Our home is right next to St. James’s Hospital. Onsite parking is available, pay and display charges apply.
You can get to us on the major bus routes from Leeds City Centre. Numbers: 16, 42, 49, 50 and 50A stop outside our museum.
We have an onsite Pay and Display car park at the front of the museum. The machines accept coin and card payment.
Car Park tariffs:
£1 per hour
Alternative parking can also be found at St James’s Hospital multi-storey car park which is a short walk away from the museum. it is located next to the landmark Leeds Cancer Centre building and is clearly signposted as you enter the hospital site from Beckett Street.
For more information/tariffs please visit
There are also a small number of council-run cark parks along Beckett street opposite the museum, for council car parking information please visit the Leeds City Council website
You can find other car parks in the area using the Parkopedia website