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Friday, October 20, 2017

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...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- 2,500 year-old ancient...

Measuring just 12mm across, this tiny coin’s humble appearance belies its truly remarkable age. Dated at around the 5th Century, the coin is of a...

Hit exhibition enters its final two weeks on display

More than 60,000 people have visited a moving exhibition paying tribute to the inspirational women of Leeds who helped keep the country moving through...

Museum’s fearsome new display promises nothing but the tooth

A jaw-some new display is giving visitors to Leeds City Museum something to get their teeth into by showcasing the animal kingdom’s biggest and...

Museum opens up top class heritage attraction

Museum-goers are in for a history lesson with a difference this weekend as they head back to school in an authentic Victorian classroom. The atmospheric...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Vintage telephone receivers

In an age of smartphones and tablets, it’s hard to believe this humble-looking object was once the pinnacle of telephonic technology. But the wooden receiver,...

Exhibition explores the story of 2,000 year old skeletons

For more than 2,000 years they lay side by side, buried under a seemingly unremarkable patch of land on the outskirts of Leeds. Now the...

Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Giant squid model

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre...

New display piecing together abbey’s illustrious past

A collection of fascinating finds has been brought together in a new display reconstructing the colourful history of Kirkstall Abbey. Beautiful medieval tiles, which the...

Object of the week- vintage bucket and spade

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as...

Object of the week-Jane North bodice

Fabulously flamboyant and elegant this colourful garment played its part in a true Leeds rags-to-riches story. The eye-catching leg of mutton sleeve bodice dates from around...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Guns n Roses...

Recovered from the stage after a memorable Leeds Fest, this tequila bottle is now a piece of rock and roll history. The bottle was found...

Take a stroll through the centuries as historic estates go back...

Time travellers can meet Saxon warriors, Tudor lords and ladies and Second World War soldiers when two historic Leeds estates turn back the clock...

Display looks back at history of Leeds communities

A new display is turning back the clock to explore the fascinating history of communities in Leeds- as told by the people who live...

Curators beavering away on dam good conservation display

It’s been more than 400 years since wild beavers could be spotted busily building their dams in the rivers and forests of the UK. Ruthlessly...

Object of the week- Trixie umbrella advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas...

Object of the week- Leeds soldier’s cavalry sword

Gifted to a Leeds officer who rose through the ranks more than 200 years ago, this rare cavalry sword tells a stirring story of...

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