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Take a walk on the dark side as museum celebrates goth...

Visitors to Leeds City Museum can step into the shadows this weekend and explore the weird and wonderful world of Gothica. This Saturday, the museum...

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...

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...

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...

Object of the week- Railway Queen’s gown

For the hard-working women once chosen to represent some of the country’s most prominent industries, suitably regal attire was an absolute must. This glamourous gown,...

Pots of art and history to uncover as exhibition celebrates Yorkshire’s...

Fascinating historic ceramics will be displayed alongside striking contemporary sculptures in a new celebration of Yorkshire’s potted history. The new Yorkshire- Pots and People exhibition...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Paralympic wheelchair rugby...

Perhaps the biggest UK sporting spectacle in living memory, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games left an indelible mark on Leeds. With thousands lining...

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...

Call to help tell glamorous story of Yorkshire’s Queens of Industry

They were the hard-working women who became standard-bearers for a golden age in Yorkshire’s industrial heritage. Now experts in Leeds want to find out more...

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...

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...

Yorkshire suit is made to measure for Big Apple’s fashion exhibition

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...

Object of the week- Tom Webb’s compass

In 1914, Leeds candle maker Tom Webb, like thousands of other local men, went off to France to fight in the trenches of the...

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...

Pint-sized pub raises a glass to city’s Irish heritage

For 125 years it was a melting pot of music, merriment and memories for the city’s Irish community. Now a miniature recreation of legendary Leeds...

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- 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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