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Halloween Ghost hunt at The Old Workhouse – £59

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Start Date: 3rd November 2018
End Date: 4th November 2018
Time: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Location: 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7LN

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Voted consistently by our ghost hunters as one of the most active locations we visit, this is a welcome return to the Thackray Museum, Leeds, a former workhouse and asylum. This location really does push the boundaries of fear in ghost hunting and you can always expect the unexpected from the ghosts said to walk it’s halls and rooms.

  • Our Thackray Museum Ghost Hunt includes:-
    Mediumship Walkround – who wanders tonight?
    Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
    Experiments including seances and glass divination
    Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
    Hot Drinks and Biscuits
    Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
    Your chance to stay in a haunted location at night!

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHARGE FOR PARKING AT THE VENUE IN THEIR SECURE CAR PARK, WE HAVE SECURED A FEE OF £4 PER CAR FOR OUR GUESTS

Just north of Leeds city centre you’ll find the award winning Thackray Medical Museum housed within the Grade II listed old workhouse building of St James Hospital.

In the late 1840s after an influx of Irish vagrants in the wake of the Great Famine, the old Lady Lane workhouse was unable to cope so the “Poor Law Guardians” of Leeds resolved to build a new workhouse with the latest facilities. The new workhouse comprised a main block, infirmary, chapel, and “idiotic” wards with a large new infirmary added to the site in 1872-4. The original infirmary, to the north of the chapel, had up to 140 beds, including some for the mentally ill.

In 1904, the building underwent a “reconstruction” and several new buildings were erected at the site. The updated Workhouse now accommodated 784 paupers who existed under a spartan regime of work in return for food and accommodation, with discipline rigorously applied by the Master, who was responsible to the Guardians.

Since 1997 the building has been used to house the impressive Thackray Medical Museum with its highlight being a real life Victorian Street and operating theatre. Its conversion from hospital to museum seems to have stirred up a great deal of energy and the building is well known for paranormal activity including:

A ghost of a woman in 18th century clothing has been witnessed waving to staff
Mysterious footsteps, often followed by a smell of urine.
Feelings of dread and depression in certain parts of the building.
In the recreation of the Victorian street a ghost of a man in a white coat has been witnessed many times.
Intelligent poltergeist activity such as knocks and bangs reply to calling out.

Fright Nights have hired the whole building for the night for a very exclusive Thackray Museum Ghost Hunt. The night begins with a special tour of the building detailing real-life experiences and historical information researched by experts. This will set the scene before you are joined by experienced paranormal investigators and mediums to try and experience paranormal activity in one of the most haunted buildings in West Yorkshire.

Please note: Over 18s only – no pregnant women allowed and attendees must be reasonably fit. No accommodation provided. For more information please see our Terms and Conditions. This event is organised by Fright Nights West Yorkshire.

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Organised by :  Fright Nights West Yorkshire Email : info@frightnightswy.co.uk

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