The Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

141 Beckett St, Harehills, Leeds LS9 7LN

Imaginative and Exciting

The Thackray features imaginative and exciting galleries exploring stories from the history of healthcare to the advances that have shaped the way we look after ourselves, and each other. Visitors can wander through the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, watch gruesome operations taking place in a 19th-century operating theatre, visit a seventies-style sexual health clinic, chart how well the world responds to crisis, and discover the medical innovations that changed the world.

Through play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the museum pays tribute to health heroes and inspires the next generation of big thinkers.

Thackray Museum Leeds

Museum Fellows

Amelia Silver

Hello, my name is Amelia and I am the Curating for Change Fellow at the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds. I will be looking at disability in the museum, including building on the representation of people with disabilities in our galleries, and improving access to museum spaces and exhibitions. I was diagnosed with a rare eye condition in 2021 which distorts the vision in my right eye. I hope to create more options for consuming information in the museum that don’t require vision – think audio descriptions, audio tours, soundscapes… the possibilities are endless. I have already learnt so much in the last 5 months from the amazing team here at the Thackray, and from my cohort of fellows, and I can’t wait to see what challenges the rest of my placement will bring. You can read more about Amelia here.