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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...

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...

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...

Stunning “secret ceiling” discovered during Leeds Art Gallery renovations

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years. Workers carrying out...

Take a stroll through the centuries as historic estates go back...

Time travellers can meet Saxon warriors, Tudor lords and ladies and Second World War soldiers when two historic Leeds estates turn back the clock...

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...

Focus on fashion as exhibition explores how Yorkshire women dress to...

It’s a collection of timelessly fabulous fashion any Yorkshire woman would be proud of. And this weekend, Lotherton Hall’s stunning fashion galleries will be transformed into...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Display looks back at history of Leeds communities

A new display is turning back the clock to explore the fascinating history of communities in Leeds- as told by the people who live...

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...

Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of...

Object of the week- Pearl Buddha statues

Beautifully rendered in perfect pearl, these tiny statues illustrate one of the many ways nature’s unparalleled creativity has been utilised by humans. Currently on display...

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...

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...

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...

Fantastic feast of fairy tales at museum’s new storybook spectacular

Fairy tale fans will come face to face with the big bad wolf at a new exhibition exploring the remarkable history of the world’s...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Harewood writing table

A true example of master craftsmanship at its very finest, Temple Newsam’s beautiful Harewood writing table has been in Leeds for more than 240...

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