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
image of bronze statues

Leeds Art Gallery showcase exciting new commissions and solo presentations for Yorkshire Sculpture International

Leeds Art Gallery will display a number of new commissions from international artists in response to the provocation posed by invited artist Phyllida Barlow that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’.
June 25, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
image of Leonora Cohen

Poets will be well-versed in celebrating Leonora’s legacy

13 June 2019

It was a day which changed her life forever,…
June 25, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Image of volunteers working on the traditional rag rug on display

Miners dig deep to unearth estate’s pit history

6 June 2019



A group of ex-pit workers from Leeds have…
June 25, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
black and white photo of gentleman having a shave at a barber shop

Museums celebrate people and history of West Yorkshire in new exhibitions

29 May 2019

Five museums across West Yorkshire have joined…
May 29, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson

Object of the week – Mill Engine

29 May 2019

Once the beating heart of a number of…
May 29, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Image of artist posing with his sculptures

Meet the artist making movie monsters to save the planet

24 May 2019

For more than half a century, they’ve…
May 28, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
Museum staff organising whale bones

Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

20 May 2019

The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly…
May 28, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
The inside courtyard of Temple Newsam house.

National Lottery funding helps Temple Newsam team make history

14 May 2019

For more than 500 years it’s been…
May 28, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson

Leeds Museums & Galleries wins Educational Initiative of the Year

16 May 2019

Leeds Museums & Galleries are celebrating…
May 28, 2019/by Lizzy Wilson
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