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An ornate frame with a painting of a Victorian Woman

Diary of a Victorian Teenager

Have you ever watched a period drama and wondered what was really…
19 February 2024/by Robbie Soussan

Discover unique Valentines dates at Leeds Museums and Galleries

09 February 2024/by Robbie Soussan

Museum’s textile titan looms large over tiny twin

A tiny loom designed to give a miniature masterclass on Yorkshire’s textile prowess has been carefully conserved in the shadow of its super-sized sibling.
29 January 2024/by Alice MacPherson

Gallery’s new exhibition puts cities in the frame

A new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid explores cities and the urban environment through the eyes of women and gender non-conforming artists.
26 January 2024/by Alice MacPherson

Sweet dreams as museum displays allsorts of classic confectionery

A collection of classic confectionery has added a timeless touch of sweetness to a new exhibition in Leeds.
22 January 2024/by Alice MacPherson
Tin of bile beans

Brand new exhibition will lift the lid on history’s rogue traders

Suspect sales tactics employed by crafty companies through history will be exposed in a new exhibition exploring the evolution of advertising.
02 January 2024/by Alice MacPherson

P-p-p-pick up the perfect late Christmas gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project

Last minute Christmas shoppers in Leeds can pick up the perfect present for animal lovers by adopting an adorable penguin. 
22 December 2023/by Alice MacPherson
Detail from 'Boar Lane 1881' by John Atkinson Grimshaw, showing a dark street with light from shop fronts reflected on the wet road

Gallery unwraps festive favourites for art advent

Treasured favourites from the stunning Leeds Art Gallery collection are being unwrapped for a unique new “art advent” this month.
01 December 2023/by Alice MacPherson
a woman looking at a large book with a drawing of a lighthouse

Historic lighthouse designs a beacon of brilliance in city’s new exhibition

A book of historic lighthouse designs from the brilliant mind of Leeds-born engineering genius John Smeaton has gone on display in Leeds.
30 October 2023/by Alice MacPherson
Model of crown point bridge

Miniature marvel bridges the gap between generations of genius

A remarkably detailed recreation of the historic Crown Point Bridge is among the fantastic feats set to be celebrated in a new exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum.
16 October 2023/by Alice MacPherson
Street art of Josh Warrington with text reading "I wanted to put Leeds on the map" - Josh Warrington Leeds's first male boxing world champion

Wall to play for as street art project aims to honour city’s unsung sports stars

The city’s unsung sporting heroes are set to be honoured by new street art with an inspiring project to bring Leeds’s glory days to life.
15 August 2023/by Alice MacPherson
Deer in a grassy field at Lotherton including a stag with large antlers

Chance to make some deer friends at Lotherton this summer

Visitors to Lotherton can join the herd this summer and get a rare, up close look at the estate’s stunning resident red deer.
07 August 2023/by Alice MacPherson
A woman holds up an old book in the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey

New chapter as monks’ historic book returns to abbey

A one-of-a-kind book has returned to the ruins of the historic abbey where it was inscribed and studied by monks more than 500 years ago.
29 June 2023/by Alice MacPherson
A black and white photograph of male gardeners at Temple Newsam

Secret to estate’s flower power revealed as historic hothouse bursts into life

It’s a hidden horticultural gem where generations of gardeners have cultivated exotic fruits and blooms for more than 230 years.
26 June 2023/by Lizzy Wilson
A display of colourful paper birds and flowers

Natural history with a twist as house brings great outdoor indoors

The stunning sights and sounds of the natural world have been brought to life inside the walls of Temple Newsam.
07 June 2023/by Alice MacPherson
Artist Sonia Boyce standing in the installation

Gallery going for gold with award-winning musical exhibition

The stage is set for Leeds Art Gallery to host an internationally acclaimed exhibition showcasing the unique talents of five Black female musicians.
23 May 2023/by Alice MacPherson
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