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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

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
A Tudor style bedroom in Temple Newsam House

Regal bedroom’s upkeep is a right royal affair

Once hailed as the most beautiful woman in England and a…
01 March 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A historical black and white photograph of Thwaite House in Leeds with a man stood by a boat in the river in the foreground

Mill’s milestone exhibition is a breath of fresh Aire

For centuries it helped swell the surging waters of British…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Some festive stained glass windows are up lit at night in Temple Newsam House

Mansion’s illuminated windows bring a touch of glass to Christmas

A series of stunning illuminated Christmas scenes have transformed…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A teenage youth volunteer is working with a young girl on some artwork laid out on a floor within a gallery space

Youth group’s prestigious award win is picture perfect

A project giving budding curators in Leeds the chance to…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A collection of classical nude postcards laid out on a wooden table

History laid bare as mansion staff make surprising find

Staff at Temple Newsam made a cheeky discovery when they…
18 December 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A black and white drawing of bird stood on a branch set against a blue painted background

Birdwatching partnership takes local older people under its wing

A group of older people in Leeds will form a flock of budding…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
An old black and white photograph of steam trains, workers and horses

Partnership explores hidden history of Leeds’s magnificent machines

Exported across the globe, they were the extraordinary engines…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
The original inventory of Temple Newsam is open and out on display

House’s 500-year-old inventory displayed for first time

A 500-year-old checklist detailing the complete contents…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A birds eye view from the roof of the Tudor mansion house of Temple Newsam

High hopes for word perfect rooftop restoration project

When notoriously shrewd Yorkshire investor Sir Arthur Ingram…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A city and its welcome intro panel at Leeds City Museum in 2019

West Yorkshire’s Local Authority Museums: Supporting the West Yorkshire Economy

New figures show that last year, West Yorkshire’s local…
14 October 2020/by Sara Merritt
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