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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Chance for children to get creative and bring The Armley Hippo...

Creative youngsters in Leeds can travel 125,000 years into the past to bring the city’s prehistoric hippo and its fossilised friends back to life. An exciting...

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...

Object of the week- Fancy dress photo album

More than 125 years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds Mr and Mrs Alf Cooke threw an extravagant fancy dress ball to celebrate their...

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...

Colourful game’s the perfect way to start a New Year

Different cultures across the world have found a myriad of colourful and diverse ways to celebrate the start of a new year. Everything from breath-taking...

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...

Chance to solve historic murder mystery this half term

Four hundred years ago, one of Temple Newsam House’s most famous residents was killed in a grisly murder that remains a mystery to this...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Silver wine cooler

The gigantic silver wine cooler that dominates the dining room at Temple Newsam House is a truly dazzling sight to behold. Weighing an impressive 2,500...

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...

Object of the week- Original Chippendale drawings

In the 18th Century, a furniture maker from Leeds came up with a revolutionary new idea to sell his fabulous designs to potential customers. In...

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,...

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- Tasmanian wolf specimens

Researchers may have finally laid to rest the age-old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you...

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...

Sword of real life Sharpe goes on display in Leeds

A sword which once belonged to a real life Sharpe, who worked his way up through the ranks more than 200 years ago, has gone on display...

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...

Call for volunteers to help museum’s new choir hit the right...

Singers from across the city are being invited to make music history as part of Leeds City Museum’s new community choir. Starting this month, the...

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...

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...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Giant squid model

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre...

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