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Leeds Old Workhouse - Leeds, West Yorkshire
There are said to be many ghosts that haunt this former hospital and workhouse

The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, also known as Leeds Old Workhouse, sits in the old Union Workhouse building designed to house nearly 800 of the poorest people, who worked their short lives in harsh and terrible conditions.

An overnight ghost hunt at The Thackray Medical Museum will no doubt reveal some of the many spirits that still reside here, in its many dark corridors and rooms. It once housed the skeleton of the infamous Yorkshire Witch and Ghost Hunts here are certainly not for the faint hearted. Join Haunted Happenings for a ghost hunt at The Thackray Medical Museum you will not soon forget!

Leeds Old Workhouse

Your Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse


Housed in one of the most impressive Victorian buildings in Leeds, the Thackray Medical Museum is truly unique and is the only museum of its kind in the North of England. The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire is a museum of the history of medicine adjacent to Leeds St James's Hospital.

There are said to be many ghosts that haunt this former hospital and workhouse and with such a terrifying history it is not surprising. The building itself is vast and has many investigation areas including pitch black rooms, old mortuary and an authentic Victorian Street scene with winding pathways and its many exhibits once including the Yorkshire Witch who was tried and executed for witchcraft during the early 19th century.

Ghosts of Leeds Old Workhouse


The level of activity has been astonishing with poltergeist activity predominantly occurring on nearly every event that Haunted Happenings has undertaken. Downstairs has seen an old coin appear from an empty part of the building which was heard rolling across the floor, ghostly figures have been seen walking the corridors and people have been grabbed and touched by unseen hands in many different areas of the location.

On our preliminary investigation, our team experienced massive temperature drops, heard whimpering noises, saw shadows moving and even had a figure walk straight past one of our team - this was in broad daylight. There is no doubt that a night locked inside this building, surrounded by so much history is going to be a terrifying experience.

History of Leeds Old Workhouse


The building is a Grade II listed building formerly known as the Leeds Union Workhouse and was built in 1858 to accommodate 784 paupers. By the end of the 19th Century, the buildings had become largely used for medical care of the poor, rather than workhouse and training. During the First World War it was called the East Leeds War Hospital, caring for armed services personnel.

By day the Thackray Medical Museum is a reincarnation of life in Victorian Leeds, where visitors walk through a reproduction of slum streets complete with authentic sights, sounds and smells and are invited to follow the lives, ailments and treatments of eight Victorian characters, making the choices that determine their survival amongst the rats, fleas and bedbugs. The museum also once housed the skeleton of Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch, who was executed for fraud and murder in 1809.

There is a reproduction section of slum streets which complete with authentic sights, sounds and smells, you are invited to follow the lives, ailments and treatments of eight Victorian characters, making the choices that determine their survival amongst the rats, fleas and bedbugs. 

With so much history connected to this listed building, it is not surprising that there are so many spirits that remain here. 

Your Event Includes


  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards.
  • Workshop and separate vigils for returning guests.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.
  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Free time to investigate alone

Address, Maps & Hotels


Address & Hotel Information

Thackray Medical Museum Beckett Street Leeds South Yorkshire LS9 7LN

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Parking
  • Onsite Parking with a Charge

Information


Full access to all areas for wheelchair users


Accessibility
  • This location is suitable for all

Important
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

Leeds Old Workhouse - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum), Leeds - Saturday 27th July 2024

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

Saturday 27th July 2024
Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

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OUT

  • Saturday 27th July 2024
  • Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum), Leeds - Saturday 7th September 2024 £59.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

Saturday 7th September 2024
Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

7 Sep

  • Saturday 7th September 2024
  • Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am
  • Places Available
  • £59.00 Per Person
Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum), Leeds - Saturday 9th November 2024 £59.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

Saturday 9th November 2024
Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Leeds Old Workhouse (Thackray Medical Museum)

9 Nov

  • Saturday 9th November 2024
  • Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am
  • Places Available
  • £59.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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