Leeds Festival and its Posh Predecessor

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Ahead of the upcoming Music exhibition in 2020, Ellie Parmenter has uncovered an early predecessor to the Leeds Festival we know today.

We want your #LeedsThreads

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We want you to send us your #LeedsThreads for next year's shopping exhibition at Leeds City Museum.
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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…