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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...

Pint-sized pub raises a glass to city’s Irish heritage

For 125 years it was a melting pot of music, merriment and memories for the city’s Irish community. Now a miniature recreation of legendary Leeds...

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...

Teenage soldier’s last letter home goes on display ahead of Remembrance...

A teenage soldier’s final letter home from the front lines of the First World War is going on display in Leeds ahead of Remembrance...

Object of the week- Demob suit on loan

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

Crowning glory for Queens of Industry as new exhibition opens

Plucked from the factory floor, their lives were quickly transformed into a glitzy whirlwind of international jet-setting, glamorous film roles and exciting photoshoots. But the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leeds Art Gallery reopens tomorrow after a period of closure

Newly uncovered exhibition space and transformed Central Court Gallery. • Major ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys exhibition - with works by Beuys showing in Leeds for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Museum’s fearsome new display promises nothing but the tooth

A jaw-some new display is giving visitors to Leeds City Museum something to get their teeth into by showcasing the animal kingdom’s biggest and...

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- Vintage telephone receivers

In an age of smartphones and tablets, it’s hard to believe this humble-looking object was once the pinnacle of telephonic technology. But the wooden receiver,...

Exhibition explores the story of 2,000 year old skeletons

For more than 2,000 years they lay side by side, buried under a seemingly unremarkable patch of land on the outskirts of Leeds. Now the...

Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in...

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