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A small blue 1960s mini car

Mini motorised marvel parks up at Leeds museum

30 Sept 2019

With its quirky design, handlebar steering…
October 7, 2019/by Gina Churchill-Straffon

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A black and white portrait of entrepreneur Betty Beecroft

Leeds ironworks innovator forged historic career

22 Sept 2019

She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely…
October 7, 2019/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A lady looking at a modern piece of art suspended on a wooden pole

Leeds Art Gallery puts exciting UK talent in the frame

13 Sept 2019


A groundbreaking exhibition, which has…
October 7, 2019/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Leeds Museums & Galleries staff with a skeleton of a long-finned pilot whale

Museum’s spectacular whale display will be poetry in ocean

9 Aug 2019



Poets are being challenged to make a splash…
August 27, 2019/by Sara Merritt
Image of old photograph featuring a crane

Crane memorabilia takes museum’s collection to new heights

19 Aug 2019


For more than a century it was a tried and…
August 21, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Archive photograph of Schofields shop in Leeds

Historic photos show how Leeds became top of the shops

08 Aug 2019


Historic images showing the changing face of…
August 21, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Photo of interior of the hall

Celebration to remember as Lotherton marks historic day

05 Aug 2019



It was a date which changed the history…
August 21, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Image of old fire engine

Museum’s ingenious engines all fired up for new exhibition

25 July 2019



Cloaked in steam and pulled along by…
August 19, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Image of former midwife Gloria Hanley with the items she has loaned to the exhibition

Midwife’s journey among migration stories which helped shape Leeds

12 July 2019



When a young Gloria Hanley left the Caribbean…
July 24, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
A blank luggage label of the type given to Belgian refugees who arrived in Otley during the First World War

Documents reveal how Leeds folk stepped in to give refugees a home

03 July 2019



Historic documents revealing how a Leeds…
July 3, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Image of some of the work witch will be on show at Leeds Industrial Museum this weekend for The Doffer and Fancy

Museum’s industrial engines become artist’s mechanical muse

27 June 2019

The mechanical giants which powered Leeds’s…
July 3, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
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