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Object of the week- Tom Webb’s compass

In 1914, Leeds candle maker Tom Webb, like thousands of other local men, went off to France to fight in the trenches of the...

Object of the week- Soldier’s Christmas letters home

A heart-breaking reminder of the human cost of war, these historic letters were written by a Leeds soldier serving on the front lines just...

Stunning “secret ceiling” discovered during Leeds Art Gallery renovations

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years. Workers carrying out...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- The Armley hippo

It may seem hard to believe today, but the area close to where the Armley Gyratory now stands was once the home of hippos. Around...

Call to help tell stories behind museum’s Victorian fairytale photos

Historic fancy dress photos with a flamboyant fairy tale theme will revealed during an exciting new exhibition in Leeds next month. And experts are asking...

Sword of real life Sharpe goes on display in Leeds

A sword which once belonged to a real life Sharpe, who worked his way up through the ranks more than 200 years ago, has gone on display...

Object of the week- Wheelchair artworks

Colourful new artwork has gone on display in Leeds aimed at challenging people’s perception of wheelchairs. The eye-catching creations at Leeds City Museum feature two...

Object of the week- labour certificate

The sudden departure of fathers and husbands changed the dynamic of thousands of families in wartime Leeds. While soldiers were off fighting on the front...

Object of the week- The Somme medal

Presented to a Leeds First World War veteran, The Somme Medal is a moving reminder of the immense courage shown by those who fought...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- First World War...

For soldiers fighting in the First World War, Christmas in the trenches was a time to think about the families and loved ones they...

Chance for children to get creative and bring The Armley Hippo...

Creative youngsters in Leeds can travel 125,000 years into the past to bring the city’s prehistoric hippo and its fossilised friends back to life. An exciting...

Object of the week- Portrait of Jogendra Sen

Among the huge array of objects which make up Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition, there are many stirring examples of courage and...

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...

Object of the week- Tibetan yak

Although it’s now safely back in its case at Leeds City Museum, this huge Tibetan yak has had quite a month. The gigantic stuffed mammal...

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...

Object of the week- policeman’s sword used in Leeds Gas Riots

This fearsome-looking curved sword was once wielded by a local police officer during the infamous Leeds Gas Riots. The sword, currently on display at Kirkstall’s...

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...

Chance to solve historic murder mystery this half term

Four hundred years ago, one of Temple Newsam House’s most famous residents was killed in a grisly murder that remains a mystery to this...

Museum’s super new comic book display promises a Dark Knight to...

A new super-powered museum display in Leeds will give visitors the chance to explore the colourful world of iconic costumed crimefighters. Abbey House Museum’s Comics...

Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf specimens

Researchers may have finally laid to rest the age-old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you...

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