Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds – Become a Surgeon this Half Term

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds – Have you got the skills needed to work in an operating theatre? Is there a budding surgeon in your family?  Find out by taking part in Junior Surgeon at Thackray Medical Museum this February Half Term.  

These hands-on family workshops are perfect for inquisitive children who would like to know more about how their body works. With the help of an expert from St. James’s Hospital, you will be led through the dissection of a kidney to understand how it functions, before getting the chance to stitch it back together again using techniques used in real life surgery.


Charlotte Chester, Learning Officer said: “We are so pleased to be working with staff from St. James’s Hospital again this half term. These fantastic family workshops make learning about the body fun and we hope we may be able to inspire some surgeons of the future”.
Workshops take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on weekdays between 12th and 23rd February.  Usual museum admission charges apply and there is a small charge of £3 per kidney. Don’t forget that admission tickets allow unlimited return for 12 months and if you are already annual ticket holders, then you will get in for free and only need to pay for the workshop.  Visit the website for booking details


Formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse, Thackray Medical Museum is now one of the UK’s largest medical museums. Through nine interactive galleries, the museum will take you on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find out how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.


Family activities and events run all year round with a different theme every month. Activities take place Monday to Friday during school holidays and every Saturday during term time. Admission tickets allow unlimited return for 12 months.


As a registered charity, the museum’s continued success relies on the generosity and support of individual and corporate sponsors, Friends and Members, fundraising activities, admission fees, and the support of the Thackray Medical Research Trust.


Looking for things to do over halt term?  See our event round up here.