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One of Leeds’s most haunted buildings is opening its doors to wannabe ghost-hunters for an after-hours night at the museum.

Harehills visitor attraction the Thackray Medical Museum is hosting an adult-only zombie night this Halloween, where daring participants will be able to test their courage with a series of fiendish tasks in the shadowy galleries of the former Leeds Union Workhouse site.

Their challenge is to rid the museum of infected zombies and a deadly virus. Infection: Zombie Survival is part of the UK-wide Museums at Night festival, and takes place on Saturday October 29. There will even be a disco and bar for those who make it through to the end.

Thackray learning officer Charlotte Chester said:

“Museums at Night is a great opportunity for people to experience the museum in a different way. Our Halloween fright night has been running for a number of years, but this year will be slightly different. Visitors will be completing a number of tactical challenges as they make their way around the museum and it is set to be our scariest yet”.

Tickets are priced at £14 per person for a slot between 7-11pm. Book at

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