Lottery ticket holders get free entry to Thackray Museum of Medicine this weekend

Anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card can enter Thackray Museum of Medicine free of charge.

Visit the only medical museum in the north for free this weekend.

National Lottery ticket holders will be able to visit one of Leeds’ best known museums this weekend to celebrate the staggering £30 million raised by the National Lottery players for ‘good causes’ every week.

On both Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March, anyone with a valid National Lottery ticket or scratch card can enter Thackray Museum of Medicine free of charge.

Whether you decide to make Mother’s Day an educational trip to the museum or find solace from avoiding the crowds outside, the museum has a range of exciting exhibitions for all ages to learn from.

Image: Thackray Museum

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The new galleries tell a rich story of healthcare, from herbal remedies in apothecaries to genetically modified medicine, with displays including recreated Victorian streets and a 19th-century operating theatre.

Current exhibitions comprise ‘Periods: A Brief Jaunt Up North’, a stigma-busting collaboration with London’s Vagina Museum, and ‘Can Robots Care?’, which explores the facts, fictions and futures of robots designed for care. 

Thackray has also recently benefited from a £4 million refit thanks to National Lottery funding, reopening its doors in summer 2021 after an extended closure.

Image: David Lindsey

Nat Edwards, CEO of Thackray Museum of Medicine said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in The National Lottery Open Week this year by opening up our doors on the weekend of the 26th and 27th March to National Lottery players.

“We’ve been fortunate to receive National Lottery funding, which has enabled us to create a museum fit for a diverse, 21st century audience. Our open weekend is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has bought a National Lottery ticket, helped us on our journey and made a vital contribution to supporting good causes.

“We’re excited to welcome you to our magnificent museum and show what it has to offer!”

For more information, visit the National Lottery Open Week website.

Feature Image- Thackray Museum

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