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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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...

Vintage seaside set illustrates summer tradition

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- Mary Holden Illingworth dress

A glamorous glimpse into one Yorkshire woman’s passion for fashion, this elaborate dress is currently on display at Lotherton Hall. Part of a stunning new...

Leeds Art Gallery launches an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign for ambitious...

On 18 April, Leeds Art Gallery is launching an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign with artist Lothar Götz to produce one of the most ambitious...

Object of the week- Suffragette badge

Part of a new display exploring the often tempestuous history of protests, this Suffragette’s badge is a small but poignant reminder of the struggle...

April showers inspired quirky spring-themed 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...

Call to help tell glamorous story of Yorkshire’s Queens of Industry

They were the hard-working women who became standard-bearers for a golden age in Yorkshire’s industrial heritage. Now experts in Leeds want to find out more...

Object of the week- Transforming table

A new acquisition at Temple Newsam House, this beautifully-made table hides an intricate internal mechanism which allows it to transform. Made from mahogany with inlaid...

Creative youngsters bring museum’s fascinating fossilised hippo back to life

For generations it’s been the city’s most famous prehistoric peculiarity. And this week the fantastic Armley Hippo will be brought back to life thanks to...

For All Seasons- Embroidered picture

Embroidered and printed more than a century ago, this beautiful picture draws on classical art and poetry to depict the cycle of the changing...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Paralympic wheelchair rugby...

Perhaps the biggest UK sporting spectacle in living memory, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games left an indelible mark on Leeds. With thousands lining...

For All Seasons- 70s summer dress

When summer finally arrives and the temperature rises, it’s not just the weather that brightens up. The merest hint of sunshine is usually the cue...

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