What did Thackray Museum used to be?
Leeds Union Workhouse
The museum building has a long and chequered history. It first opened in 1861 as the purpose-built Leeds Union Workhouse, a harsh and unwelcoming home for poor and homeless people with nowhere else to go. Over the years, new buildings were gradually added to the workhouse complex, including a separate infirmary.
Who owns Thackray Medical Museum?
In December 2020 the museum’s conference centre was used as a COVID-19 vaccination hub….Thackray Museum of Medicine.
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Who was Thackray?
Charles Frederick Thackray (1877-1934) was a pharmacist and manufacturer of surgical instruments in Leeds. He then went to work at the prestigious Squire & Son, Queen Victoria’s official chemist’s, in the West End of London, and rounded off his education with a spell working on the Continent.
Are Leeds museums open?
Visitor information The Museum remains open during normal opening hours. For more information and our guidelines around COVID-19 please visit our reopening FAQ page.
Is the mummy in Leeds Museum real?
For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City Museum. Known locally as The Leeds Mummy, the coffin and its occupant have captivated generations of visitors to the city and is one of the museum’s most famous exhibits.
Does Leeds have a museum?
Leeds City Museum Find out the history of Leeds and see artefacts from across the globe at our free city centre Museum.
What was Nesyamun known for?
Nesyamun was a priest at the temple of Amun in the Karnak complex at Thebes (modern day Luxor). Nesyamun was a ‘waab priest’, which meant he had reached a certain level of purification and was therefore permitted to approach the statue of Amun in the most sacred inner sanctum of the temple.
What is the mummy sound?
So far the team has synthesized only a single sound from the mummy, which resembles the “ah” and “eh” vowel sounds heard in the words “bad” and “bed.” But the finding, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, may lay the groundwork for recreating and listening to an ancient person’s voice.