Experience Victorian life

7th February 1997 at 00:00
At the new Thackray Medical Museum in Beckett Street, Leeds, opening at Easter, children will be able to analyse the contents of a polluted street water pump, and walk down an 1840s street and see how open sewers, butchers and filthy kitchens kept disease rife. Or they can "catch" a disease such as cholera and find out how to cure it.

Other displays include a Victorian operating theatre, and examples of hip replacements and instruments produced by the Thackray medical instrument company, founded in 1902. Visitors will also see how medicine has developed through technology from leech tubes to keyhole surgery and laser treatments.

Key stage 2 packs on the Victorians have been produced by teacher Stephen Burt. They include: Houses and homes in a Victorian town; Accidents, beatings and full bladders: life in the mills and factories; and Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and the Crimean War. They cost Pounds 6.95 plus postage. Details: Ann-Christine Lloyd, Tel: 0113 244 4343.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now