Latest news

Jill McKnight researching Edna Lumb’s artist file archive at Leeds Art Gallery

Introducing the Collections in Dialogue commission with Leeds Art Gallery and the British Library

I am an artist based in Leeds working across sculpture, writing,…
18 November 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Snuff boxes at Temple Newsam

Mystery of The Fulford Thefts sees precious snuff boxes come home

An exquisite collection of antique gold snuff boxes has returned…
10 November 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Leeds City Museum's Preservative Party holding a certificate for their Marsh Award for volunteering.

Young curators make history with another top award win

A group of determined young curators who stuck together during…
04 November 2021/by Sara Merritt
Museum of Figments book

Mister Finch latest book launch at Leeds City Museum

A mythical menagerie of fantastical beasts inspired by the Leeds…
01 November 2021/by Sara Merritt
Ichthyosaur fossilised flipper

Family helps museum piece together Yorkshire’s prehistoric fossil flipper find

For teenage fossil hunter Pauline Hoggard, it was truly the find…
25 October 2021/by Sara Merritt
A film still by Suzanne Lacey, Whisper, the Waves, the Wind

Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in…
14 October 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Artist James Thompson explores his sculptures in the Central Court of Leeds Art Gallery

Exhibition reveals hidden history of gallery’s stunning arts space

A striking new multi-media installation by a Leeds artist has…
14 October 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
knitted cake slices presented on a white plate

Time for tea at Temple Newsam as festival gets set to cause a stir

As one of the very first places in the country to make a good…
14 October 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A curator handles the Salamanca loco standing in front of an industrial painting

Last stop for Leeds antique super model as Salamanca comes home

The world’s oldest model locomotive is back home in Leeds more…
14 October 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A train on display in the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

All aboard as museum goes loco for trains celebration

They were the industrious steam-powered stalwarts that put Leeds…
14 October 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
The interior of Leeds Discovery Centre

Kickstart participants prepare for their new placement at Leeds City Council

The Kickstart Scheme (funded through the Department of Work and…
19 August 2021/by Sara Merritt
LEARNING OUTREACH AWARD, MUSEUMS+HERITAGE AWARDS - Closing the Covid gap: LMG Primary School Membership, curriculum planning and Recovery Curriculum, Leeds Museums and Galleries #MandHAwards

Museum team’s COVID learning project completes top awards hat-trick

A unique museum education project that has helped bring history…
08 July 2021/by Sara Merritt
Ray and Ross with a Lesbian Lines knitted jumper

Museum takes Pride in city’s LGBTIQ+ history

A poignant collection of objects capturing personal stories behind…
08 July 2021/by Sara Merritt
A woman holds a Sheila Bownas print

Yorkshire designer’s colourful work finds new home in Leeds

She was the little-known Yorkshire artist whose eye-catching…
18 June 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A visitor assistant at Temple Newsam House cleans an ornate silver wine cooler kept within the house

Wine cooler’s time to shine as house team puts in a polished performance

As the ultimate jaw-dropping party accessory, it was specially…
18 June 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A black and white photograph of a female textile worker at work on the looms in a textile factory in Shanghai

Opera projects finds common threads between textile workers a world apart

A fascinating new partnership project has begun to weave…
02 March 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Load more
Copyright © Leeds City Council 2021