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Museums celebrate people and history of West Yorkshire in new exhibitions

29 May 2019 Five museums across West Yorkshire have joined up for the first time to celebrate what makes the county so unique. The ‘We Are West Yorkshire’ project brings together five new exhibitions from the county’s local…

Object of the week - Mill Engine

29 May 2019 Once the beating heart of a number of mill operations, even in semi-retirement Fiona Elizabeth is still more than capable of letting off steam. Leeds Industrial Museum’s magnificent mill engine was by Woodhouse and…
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Meet the artist making movie monsters to save the planet

24 May 2019 For more than half a century, they’ve taken the silver screen by storm, wreaking havoc and tearing down skyscrapers in big cities across the world. But now a new breed of movie monsters in Leeds are doing their bit…
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Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

20 May 2019 The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of our planet’s oceans. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ long-finned pilot…
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National Lottery funding helps Temple Newsam team make history

14 May 2019 For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic Temple Newsam estate for future generations has secured important funding,…

Leeds Museums & Galleries wins Educational Initiative of the Year

16 May 2019 Leeds Museums & Galleries are celebrating today after winning a major award at the coveted Museums + Heritage Awards ceremony last night. The Leeds Curriculum won Educational Initiative of the Year, while Battle Bus (London…