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Thursday, October 17, 2019

For All Seasons- Victorian dressing jacket

Wrapping up warm before heading outside is usually one of the first signs that winter is on the way. But as this fetching vintage jacket...

Object of the week- Chippendale lady’s secretaire

A beautifully elaborate example work by a word famous Leeds master craftsman, this beautiful lady’s secretaire will be going on display at Leeds City...

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,...

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

And this week the fantastic Armley Hippo will be brought back to life thanks to the creative talents of two local youngsters. For generations it’s...

Take a walk on the dark side as museum celebrates goth...

Visitors to Leeds City Museum can step into the shadows this weekend and explore the weird and wonderful world of Gothica. This Saturday, the museum...

Face facts, museum’s new display of figures is ancient history

It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- The Heavy-footed Moa

A spectacular relic of an age long past, Leeds City Museum’s Heavy-footed Moa skeleton was once one of the largest birds ever to roam...

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...

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...

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...

Unique attractions are a stunning setting for a wedding to remember

For more than 500 years, they’ve been the setting for some of the city’s most lavish love stories and sumptuous celebrations. And today couples in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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- Fancy dress photo album

Anyone looking for the perfect Halloween outfit could take som inspiration from this incredible collection of costumes worn by children in Leeds more than 125...

Yorkshire suit is made to measure for Big Apple’s fashion exhibition

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...

Object of the week- Temple Newsam’s floral suite

A spectacularly colourful feature of Temple Newsam House’s beautiful picture gallery, this lavish floral suite is usually covered to protect it from the sun. The...

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...

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