Curator Vanessa Jones adjusts a red suit on a mannequin as part of the Fast x Slow Fashion exhibition at Leeds City Museum

Fast x Slow Fashion opens at Leeds City Museum

New exhibition at Leeds City Museum
An elegant exhibition charting…
February 14, 2020/by Sara Merritt
Leeds Museums & Galleries logo, white text on black background

Leeds Museums & Galleries Statement on Human Remains

11 Feb 2020


Leeds Museums and Galleries is committed…
February 11, 2020/by Sara Merritt
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…
January 24, 2020/by Lizzy Wilson
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…
January 23, 2020/by Sara Merritt
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…
January 20, 2020/by Sara Merritt
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…
January 20, 2020/by Sara Merritt
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…
January 20, 2020/by Sara Merritt
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…
January 20, 2020/by Sara Merritt
Rebecca Machin, Curator of Natural Sciences standing beneath the re-articulated skeleton of a 152 year old long-finned pilot whale

Striking display brings museum’s Victorian whale to life

30 Oct 2019

The remains of a Victorian whale cruelly killed…
January 20, 2020/by Sara Merritt

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Small blue motorised three wheel car

Mini motorised marvel parks up at Leeds museum

30 Sept 2019

With its quirky design, handlebar steering and…
September 30, 2019/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
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
A birds nest with two unhatched eggs inside

Animal magic as museum’s eco exhibition scoops top award

4 October 2019

An environmentally-friendly exhibition at…
October 22, 2019/by Sara Merritt
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
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