Explore the Thackray Museum Of Medicine's unique collection of objects from the world of medicine and healthcare

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You can search for items in our collection by putting key words in the "Search the collections" box above.

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Themes:
We have selected objects which reflect some important themes in our collection. Click on Themes to explore. The themes are a selection of items from the collection, they do not necessarily contain all the objects and books we have in the collection that relate to that subject. 

Language:
We have not edited or removed the historic names or marketing information of objects in our database. As such you may find some language in our raw data which is now offensive or contested. We are continually working to contextualise this language in our interpretation.

Objects are so much more useful and interesting if they are accompanied by strong stories. If you have a story to tell about one of our objects, please get in touch with us at collections@thackraymuseum.org

Apothecary
Apothecary

Apothecaries were the predecessors to modern pharmacists.

Diseases and Epidemics
Diseases and Epidemics

Since the 1950s more than 300 infectious diseases have emerged or re-emerged.

Medical advertising
Medical advertising

Advertising is used to share products with the public and professionals.

Medical innovations
Medical innovations

Medical and scientific breakthroughs save and improve people's lives.

Sexual Health
Sexual Health

Sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases impact on people's.