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Leeds Discovery Centre

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...
Kirkstall Abbey

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...
For All Seasons

Object of the week- vintage bucket and spade

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...
Fashionable Yorkshire Exhibition

Object of the week-Jane North bodice

Fabulously flamboyant and elegant this colourful garment played its part in a true Leeds rags-to-riches story. The eye-catching leg of mutton sleeve bodice dates from around...
Game of Thrones

Celebrate the return of Game of Thrones in special ‘Room 700’ event

With a new season of the epic Game of Thrones back on television screens later tonight, Leeds libraries is ready to celebrate in style...
Guns n Roses

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Guns n Roses tequila bottle

Recovered from the stage after a memorable Leeds Fest, this tequila bottle is now a piece of rock and roll history. The bottle was found...
Temple Newsam and Lotherton

Take a stroll through the centuries as historic estates go back in time

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

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...
Beaver display

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...
Trixie umbrella

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...
Leeds soldier’s cavalry sword

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...
vintage perming machine

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- vintage 1930s perming machine

It may be a hair-raising sight to behold today, but back in 1930s Leeds, this vintage perming machine would have been very much top...
Potts clock

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic seaside clock

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...
Fashionable Yorkshire

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...
Silver Showstoppers

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...
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Ocean predator set to make waves as dinosaurs return to Leeds City Museum

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...
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Sparkling silver service at Temple Newsam’s spectacular new display

A dazzling collection of silver centrepieces will be displayed together for the first time in a unique celebration of master silversmiths from the past...
Leeds, Leeds Star

Big top tale set to light up museum’s history fayre

He was the trailblazing circus superstar whose daredevil exploits captivated audiences across the UK and even inspired a classic Beatles hit. And this weekend, visitors...
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Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- commemorative Barnbow clock

A poignant reminder of one of the city’s worst tragedies, this commemorative clock is also a fitting tribute to the timeless story of the...
Leeds, Leeds Star

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...

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Childcare

Only one week left to claim 30 hours childcare from September

Leeds parents are being warned they could miss out on the 30 hours early education entitlement from September if they do not apply for...
Child Friendly Leeds Awards

Young people given opportunity to plan prestigious annual event

Child Friendly Leeds is encouraging young people, aged 11 to 19 years (or 25 with additional needs), to apply to be part of the...
Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

2023 case study- The Brownlee brothers

They’re the Leeds Olympic heroes who’ve made history on some of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Now Leeds’s triathlete brothers Jonny and...
A Level Leeds

A Level success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level results today. Over 2900 Leeds pupils received their grades today and should all be proud...
Light Night 2017

Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night...
Leeds Secondary School

Applications now open for Leeds secondary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early...
Corinne Bailey Rae

2023 case study- Corinne Bailey Rae

As a two-time Grammy Award winner who’s sold out arenas worldwide, Corinne Bailey Rae has already helped Leeds go global. Now, fresh off a show-stopping...
Abbey House Museum

Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in...
Linton Bridge

Linton Bridge reopening date revealed

Leeds City Council has confirmed the much-anticipated date Linton Bridge will reopen next month following the completion of an extensive repair project. The grade II-listed...
Leeds City Beach

Seaside fun returns as City Beach officially opens this weekend

The great outdoor atmosphere of a visit to the beach will be available right in the heart of the city centre from this Saturday...
Temple Newsam Home Farm

Discover the delights of ‘Amazing Animals’ at Temple Newsam Home Farm

A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from...
Leeds Festival Drug Testing

Statement on Leeds Festival Drug Testing

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “Leeds City Council did not refuse to support drugs testing facilities being made available at this year’s Leeds...
CCTV

New parking enforcement measures to increase safety around schools

To increase safety around schools in time for the new school year, Leeds City Council is introducing new measures to tackle parking near schools...
Leeds Discovery Centre

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...
Private William Boynton Butler

Paving stone unveiled in honour of First World War hero in Hunslet

A unique tribute has been unveiled this week to a First World War soldier from Hunslet who was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) for...
World Breastfeeding Week

Leeds backs being breastfeeding friendly

Breastfeeding in Leeds is being given a thumbs up as council leaders endorse World Breastfeeding Week. Following on from Leeds being declared a breastfeeding friendly...
Goape

Proposals for high ropes adventure course in Temple Newsam move to next stage

A proposal for an aerial adventure course in east Leeds has now moved to the next stage. This follows the results of a public consultation...
Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show

Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show

About Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show The city of Leeds MG and Classic Car Club will be joining us once again in the...
Jobs Fair White Rose Shopping Centre

Popular jobs fair returns to White Rose Shopping Centre next week

A range of employers will once again be out in force at a popular jobs fair held in a Leeds shopping centre next week. On...
Kirkstall Abbey

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...