Leeds Museums & Galleries

Abbey House Museum page

Wander through Victorian streets and visit the Childhood Galleries at our dedicated 19th Century Leeds Museum.

Kirkstall Abbey page

Marvel at one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country and discover over 850 years of history.

Leeds Art Gallery page

Explore modern and contemporary art and collections of British painting and sculpture in the heart of the city.

Leeds City Museum page

Find out the history of Leeds and see artefacts from across the globe at our free city centre Museum.

Leeds Discovery Centre page

See behind-the-scenes in our dedicated object store which cares for 1.3 million objects.

Leeds Industrial Museum page

Explore industries that helped shape Leeds in to the city it is today and take a seat in our in-house cinema.

Lotherton page

Enjoy a fun-filled day out at our beautiful Edwardian country estate with a museum, Wildlife World and gardens.

Thwaite Watermill page

Explore a former working mill situated on an island in the River Aire and see the gardens change throughout the seasons.

Featured events

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

09 - 10 March 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25/£30

12pm & 2.30pm

Explore the stunning mansion followed by a scrumptious Mother's Day afternoon tea in the historic Dining Room.

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Exhibitions happening now and coming soon

A box of fairy soap with a picture of a fairy and the slogan 'charms all dirt away'

The Power of Persuasion

20 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Venue: Abbey House Museum

Price: Included in admission

A peep into the history of advertising. This exhibition takes a nostalgic and critical look at the history of advertising and branding in Leeds and beyond.

A statue of a woman with an urn set against a pink background and a bottom border of orange marigolds.

Living with Death

03 May 2024 - 05 January 2025

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Price: Free

Living with Death is an exhibition exploring death, dying and bereavement. Adult and family events will run throughout the year.

photo of a train with the word 'ghost' painted on the side in large lettering, a man standing next to it

Nothing Lasts Forever: Peter Mitchell

17 May 2024 - 06 October 2024

Venue: Leeds Art Gallery

Price: Free

Leeds Art Gallery is thrilled to present a major retrospective of British documentary photographer Peter Mitchell.

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