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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
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
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