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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...

Object of the week- vintage spinning wheel

Conjuring images of a faraway, fairy tale kingdom, this vintage spinning wheel was actually made in Ireland more than 125 years ago. Crafted out of...

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...

Weird and wonderful vintage games are all above board

For generations, board games have been a tried and tested family favourite in homes all over the world. Classics like Cluedo and Monopoly, both originally...

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...

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...

For All Seasons- vintage barometer

Finding a way to accurately predict the weather is a puzzle that’s baffled scientists for centuries. And despite proving to be a virtually impossible task,...

For all Seasons- Snow and Mist (Caprice in Yellow Minor) by...

A painting which encapsulates the wintry beauty of a snow-covered landscape, this captivating scene was painted by one of Leeds’s most celebrated artists. John Atkinson...

Museum opens up top class heritage attraction

Museum-goers are in for a history lesson with a difference this weekend as they head back to school in an authentic Victorian classroom. The atmospheric...

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...

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...

Curator’s fascinating find reveals Temple Newsam was a tea time trailblazer

It’s the quintessentially British brew that over the centuries has been enjoyed by everyone from Yorkshire’s lords and ladies, to its miners and mill...

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...

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic...

For generations it faithfully ticked away the minutes and hours as thousands of Yorkshire folk enjoyed a quintessential British summertime getaway. Now Morecambe Promenade railway...

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...

Hit the road, yak as museum’s 160-year-old giant gets out and...

Surprised passers-by watched as a huge Tibetan yak slowly emerged from Leeds City Museum yesterday. The impressive stuffed mammal, which measures almost three metres long,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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