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A nostalgic collection of classic toys at Temple Newsam House for...

Nestling under the tree or carefully placed inside a stocking, they were the must-have toys and games which delighted generations of eager Leeds children...

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...

Curators beavering away on dam good conservation display

It’s been more than 400 years since wild beavers could be spotted busily building their dams in the rivers and forests of the UK. Ruthlessly...

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Guns n Roses...

Recovered from the stage after a memorable Leeds Fest, this tequila bottle is now a piece of rock and roll history. The bottle was found...

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...

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,...

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...

Love’s in the luck of the drawer as vintage cabinet hides...

It was a marriage proposal 260 years in the making when romantic Jeff Rowland popped the question with a little help from a beautiful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ocean predator set to make waves as dinosaurs return to Leeds...

For more than 140 million years, fearsome marine reptiles like Ichthyosaurus ruled the world’s oceans. Now incredibly well-preserved remains of the speedy, dolphin-like predators will...

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- Soldier’s Christmas letters home

A heart-breaking reminder of the human cost of war, these historic letters were written by a Leeds soldier serving on the front lines just...

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...

Object of the week- Reclining by Dan Crooks

Inspired by world-famous Yorkshire sculptor Henry Moore, this eye-catching creation is going on display at Leeds City Museum as part of an innovative arts...

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