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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...

Vintage seaside set illustrates summer tradition

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- First World War...

For soldiers fighting in the First World War, Christmas in the trenches was a time to think about the families and loved ones they...

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...

Creative youngsters bring museum’s fascinating fossilised hippo back to life

And this week the fantastic Armley Hippo will be brought back to life thanks to the creative talents of two local youngsters. For generations it’s...

Object of the week- the Channon cabinet

Described as one of the truly great masterpieces of English furniture, Temple Newsam’s Channon cabinet hides an incredible network of secret compartments. Crafted by John...

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...

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- 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...

Leeds Art Gallery launches an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign for ambitious...

On 18 April, Leeds Art Gallery is launching an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign with artist Lothar Götz to produce one of the most ambitious...

Object of the week- Trixie umbrella advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas...

Object of the week- memorial plaque

Carved by a soldier in memory of his fallen comrades, this small, simple plaque tells a powerful story about the lives of soldiers in...

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...

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- 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...

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...

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- 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...

Museum hosts screening to celebrate Leeds’s place in film history

An acclaimed documentary celebrating Leeds’s starring role in the history of film will get an exclusive screening at a local museum this weekend. The First...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- The Heavy-footed Moa

A spectacular relic of an age long past, Leeds City Museum’s Heavy-footed Moa skeleton was once one of the largest birds ever to roam...

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