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Object of the week- Leeds soldier’s cavalry sword

Gifted to a Leeds officer who rose through the ranks more than 200 years ago, this rare cavalry sword tells a stirring story of...

Object of the week- The Harrison clock

At first glance, this long case clock may look like nothing more than a rather ornate antique timepiece. But delve a little further into the...

Weird and wonderful vintage games are all above board

For generations, board games have been a tried and tested family favourite in homes all over the world. Classics like Cluedo and Monopoly, both originally...

Object of the week- Lotherton pet cemetery

The beloved four-legged friends of some of Leeds’s most prominent aristocrats are immortalised in this historic pet cemetery. The dogs once lived a life of...

Object of the week- Tibetan yak

Although it’s now safely back in its case at Leeds City Museum, this huge Tibetan yak has had quite a month. The gigantic stuffed mammal...

Object of the week- Suffragette badge

Part of a new display exploring the often tempestuous history of protests, this Suffragette’s badge is a small but poignant reminder of the struggle...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Coffin of Nesyamun

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City...

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...

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...

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- 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...

Object of the week- Day of the Dead items

On display as part of an exhibition exploring the themes of death and dying, this selection of colourful mementos came to Leeds from Mexico’s...

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- Eurasian beaver

Hunted into extinction for their fur and meat, beavers had not been seen in the UK for more than 400 years. But now small populations...

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...

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