Discover how the eye works this half term by taking part in a fascinating hands-on dissection workshop at Thackray Medical Museum.
With the help of an expert from St James’s Hospital, you will be led through the dissection of an eye to understand how the images we see are formed. Find out about each part of the eye – lens, cornea, iris, optic nerve and retina – and discover how they work together to create the images we see. By the end of the workshop you will understand the blind spot, why we blink, the purpose of tears and how to look after your eyes.
Charlotte Chester, learning Officer said: “These practical workshops are perfect for all the family to take part in. We’re pleased to be working once again with medical staff from Leeds Teaching Hospitals who will lead the dissection and be on hand to answer questions.”
Workshops take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm between 23 -27 October. Usual museum admission charges apply and there is a small charge of £3 per eye. For details of how to book please visit the website www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk
Don’t forget that admission tickets allow unlimited return for 12 months and if you are already annual ticket holders, then you will get in for free and only need to pay for the workshop. Thackray Medical Museum is one of the UK’s largest medical museums. Through nine interactive galleries, the museum will take you on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find out how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.