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Copper load of museum’s ancient Roman coin hoard

A remarkable Roman stash made up of hundreds of ancient coins has gone on display in Leeds this week. Part of the famous Cridling Stubbs...

Object of the week- Chippendale lady’s secretaire

A beautifully elaborate example work by a word famous Leeds master craftsman, this beautiful lady’s secretaire will be going on display at Leeds City...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Silver wine cooler

The gigantic silver wine cooler that dominates the dining room at Temple Newsam House is a truly dazzling sight to behold. Weighing an impressive 2,500...

Curator’s fascinating find reveals Temple Newsam was a tea time trailblazer

It’s the quintessentially British brew that over the centuries has been enjoyed by everyone from Yorkshire’s lords and ladies, to its miners and mill...

Object of the week- Railway Queen’s gown

For the hard-working women once chosen to represent some of the country’s most prominent industries, suitably regal attire was an absolute must. This glamourous gown,...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Coffin of Nesyamun

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City...

Chippendale’s stunning furniture makes move to museum ahead of new exhibition

It could well be the most delicate and exclusive piece of removals work Leeds has ever seen. This week at Temple Newsam House, curators began...

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...

Pint-sized pub raises a glass to city’s Irish heritage

For 125 years it was a melting pot of music, merriment and memories for the city’s Irish community. Now a miniature recreation of legendary Leeds...

Object of the week- Cotton Queen’s tiara

A dazzling reminder of a fascinating chapter in British industrial history, this beautiful tiara is truly fit for a queen. Although not made of real...

Teenage soldier’s last letter home goes on display ahead of Remembrance...

A teenage soldier’s final letter home from the front lines of the First World War is going on display in Leeds ahead of Remembrance...

Object of the week- Demob suit on loan

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...

Crowning glory for Queens of Industry as new exhibition opens

Plucked from the factory floor, their lives were quickly transformed into a glitzy whirlwind of international jet-setting, glamorous film roles and exciting photoshoots. But the...

Object of the week- Fancy dress photo album

Anyone looking for the perfect Halloween outfit could take som inspiration from this incredible collection of costumes worn by children in Leeds more than 125...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- glowing glass lion

In normal circumstances, this glass, lion-shaped ornament may appear fairly unremarkable. But put it under a UV light, and what previously seemed like an innocuous...

Yorkshire suit is made to measure for Big Apple’s fashion exhibition

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...

Take a walk on the dark side as museum celebrates goth...

Visitors to Leeds City Museum can step into the shadows this weekend and explore the weird and wonderful world of Gothica. This Saturday, the museum...

Leeds Art Gallery reopens tomorrow after a period of closure

Newly uncovered exhibition space and transformed Central Court Gallery. • Major ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys exhibition - with works by Beuys showing in Leeds for...

2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new...

Leeds specimens help solve mystery of Tasmanian tiger’s tale

It’s an enduring extinction mystery that has puzzled generations of scientists and naturalists from around the world. Now an international research project may have finally...

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