24 July - 1 September 2017
How did the great scientific pioneers of the past change the world and our fight against disease? Could you become a famous physician of the future? Find out this summer at Thackray Medical Museum by becoming a Disease Detective.
Start your adventure by taking a trip around the museum galleries to explore how the discoveries of Alexander Fleming, Robert Koch, Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur changed the world and our understanding of disease. When you have completed your trail, head over to the Innovation Zone to investigate the modern day world of high tech, cutting edge medicine. Use virtual reality to take a journey of discovery inside the human body, play a game of giant Operation and use a whole host of medical instruments, including an Ultrasound and an Endoscope to see inside the body.
Charlotte Chester, Learning Officer said “We are lucky to be partnering with the Leeds Institute of Medical Education who have lent us some fantastic equipment. This is a brilliant opportunity for our visitors to get hands-on with some modern day equipment and to see how today’s physicians diagnose disease.”
Family activities take place on weekdays between 11am – 3pm from 24th July until 1st September. Usual admission charges apply, but there is no extra charge to take part. All admission tickets last for 12 months and allow unlimited return for a full year.