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Friday, August 18, 2017

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...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- vintage 1930s perming...

It may be a hair-raising sight to behold today, but back in 1930s Leeds, this vintage perming machine would have been very much top...

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic...

For generations it faithfully ticked away the minutes and hours as thousands of Yorkshire folk enjoyed a quintessential British summertime getaway. Now Morecambe Promenade railway...

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...

Object of the week- Silver epergne Showstopper

Decorative and glamorous, Temple Newsam’s silver epergne fittingly once belonged to a celebrated Paris socialite. The dazzling centrepiece was made by Thomas Pitts in 1759...

Ocean predator set to make waves as dinosaurs return to Leeds...

For more than 140 million years, fearsome marine reptiles like Ichthyosaurus ruled the world’s oceans. Now incredibly well-preserved remains of the speedy, dolphin-like predators will...

Sparkling silver service at Temple Newsam’s spectacular new display

A dazzling collection of silver centrepieces will be displayed together for the first time in a unique celebration of master silversmiths from the past...

Big top tale set to light up museum’s history fayre

He was the trailblazing circus superstar whose daredevil exploits captivated audiences across the UK and even inspired a classic Beatles hit. And this weekend, visitors...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- commemorative Barnbow clock

A poignant reminder of one of the city’s worst tragedies, this commemorative clock is also a fitting tribute to the timeless story of the...

Colourful game’s the perfect way to start a New Year

Different cultures across the world have found a myriad of colourful and diverse ways to celebrate the start of a new year. Everything from breath-taking...

Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf

New research this month may have finally lain to rest the age old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive...

Artist’s beautiful painting is a classic seasonal masterpiece

For centuries, artists across the world have tried to capture the spirit and beauty of the changing seasons in their work. And few have done...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Mok, the western...

Magnificent western lowland gorilla Mok is one of the most impressive specimens in Leeds City Museum’s Life on Earth gallery. But the story of how...

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