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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...

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...

Pots of art and history to uncover as exhibition celebrates Yorkshire’s...

Fascinating historic ceramics will be displayed alongside striking contemporary sculptures in a new celebration of Yorkshire’s potted history. The new Yorkshire- Pots and People exhibition...

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...

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...

For All Seasons- baby badger

When spring finally arrives, the British countryside wakes up and is suddenly awash with a beautiful array of birds, animals and plants. It’s also the...

Object of the week- Spider-Man comic signed by Stan Lee

One of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee’s most successful creations, costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man is also one of the world’s most recognisable super heroes. In 1992,...

Object of the week- Puzzle jug

A puzzling pub peculiarity, this dainty-looking jug was once a popular way for landlords to keep their punters entertained. Known as a puzzle jug, the...

Young volunteers get a kick out of bridging generation gap

Memories of The Beatles, Bowie, football and festivals have been brought together in a new display celebrating growing up in Leeds. Young history buffs at...

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...

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- 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...

Object of the week- memorial plaque

Carved by a soldier in memory of his fallen comrades, this small, simple plaque tells a powerful story about the lives of soldiers in...

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...

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...

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- 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...

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...

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...

Fantastic feast of fairy tales at museum’s new storybook spectacular

Fairy tale fans will come face to face with the big bad wolf at a new exhibition exploring the remarkable history of the world’s...

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