Image of mummy entering the MRI scanner

Research project recreates sound of museum’s famous mummy

23 Jan 2020 An ancient Egyptian priest who spoke his final words more than 3,000 years ago has been given a new voice thanks to a ground-breaking research project. The sound of Nesyamun, whose mummified remains are on display at Leeds…
Rebecca Machin, curator of natural sciences, with Leeds Museums and Galleries Plesiosaur skeleton

Ples to meet you as prehistoric predator finds new home

23 Jan 2020 The fossilised remains of a spectacular marine reptile which once ruled the planet’s oceans have been given a new home in Leeds.   The prehistoric bones of a Plesiosaur, thought to have died around 160 million years ago, have…
Kitty Ross, Curator of Social History, with a glass harp

Museum’s unusual instrument is a real glass act

16 Jan 2020 For Georgian virtuosos, it was the ideal instrument for showing audiences they were in a glass of their own. And this month, Leeds’s own incredible glass harp is set to strike a chord with visitors to a new exhibition celebrating…
A choir at Abbey House Museum

Great expectations as museum becomes the host of Christmas past

9 Dec 2019 It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters…
Artist Helen Dryden holding the original WW1 image which has been transformed into a 3D 'moving image'

Historic WW1 photos brought to life for moving museums display

2 Dec 2019 Copies of the moving 3D images can be downloaded here. Powerful images of soldiers on the front lines of the First World War have been stunningly brought to life by a Leeds artist. Using a specialist type of vintage photography…
A group of young people with Leader Councillor Judith Blake at Leeds Town Hall

Town hall clock’s time capsule a striking reminder of modern Leeds

29 Nov 2019 For more than 160 years it's been a stalwart of the Leeds skyline, marking off some of the most important moments in the city's history.   Now a new addition to the iconic Leeds Town Hall clock will capture a moment in the life…