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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...

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...

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...

Object of the week- Ivy Benson ceramic

At a time when war raged across Europe, Ivy Benson was calling her own tune. The pioneering musician and band leader, who was born in...

New display piecing together abbey’s illustrious past

A collection of fascinating finds has been brought together in a new display reconstructing the colourful history of Kirkstall Abbey. Beautiful medieval tiles, which the...

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...

Object of the week- Cotton Queen’s tiara

A dazzling reminder of a fascinating chapter in British industrial history, this beautiful tiara is truly fit for a queen. Although not made of real...

Exhibition explores animal kingdom’s grand designs and miniature marvels

Beautiful creations made by some of the natural world’s most accomplished animal architects have been revealed in a new exhibition in Leeds. Using objects carefully...

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...

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...

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 specimens help solve mystery of Tasmanian tiger’s tale

It’s an enduring extinction mystery that has puzzled generations of scientists and naturalists from around the world. Now an international research project may have finally...

New family-friendly exhibition explores seasonal sensations

A colourful combination of animals, games, music and history will take families in Leeds on a unique interactive journey through the changing seasons. Leeds City...

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...

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...

2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new...

Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of...

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- Coffin of Nesyamun

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City...

Object of the Week- Scary Spice doll

She was one fifth of the iconic British pop combo that stormed the charts worldwide and sparked the unstoppable Girl Power phenomenon. Now a doll of...

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