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Museum launches 'body' exhibition
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A visitor studies a computer model of the human heart
Children are being invited to take a trip through the human body as a new interactive display opens at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.

The Life Zone gallery will not only teach youngsters how their body works but also how to stay healthy.

They can investigate giant replicas of body parts and step inside the body to explore their bodily functions.

The grant-aided exhibition, which opens on Tuesday, replaces the museum's nine-year-old Bodyworks display.

Joanne Stewardson, the museum's acting chief executive, said: "We're thrilled to have been able to redevelop this gallery, which has been one of the most popular in the museum for almost 10 years."

The refurbishment was largely funded by a 126,390 grant from ReDiscover, a joint venture between the Millennium Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation.


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