Entries by Sara Merritt

Chance to have your say on proposals for Kirkstall Abbey

People are being asked to have their say on proposals to introduce a new entrance charge for non-Leeds residents visiting Kirkstall Abbey. From today (Jan 10), a six-week online public consultation will be launched, giving people across Leeds and beyond the opportunity to say what they think about the introduction of a charge for those […]


Festive favourite toys unwrapped at Abbey House Museum

Some of the most sought-after stocking fillers of the past century have gone on show in a nostalgic new toy display at Abbey House Museum in Leeds. Vintage childhood favourites of all shapes and sizes, dating back more than a hundred years have been included in the playful new display at the museum of Victorian […]

The British Library and Leeds City Museum to host Living with Machines

In summer 2022, Leeds City Museum will host a brand new exhibition inspired by the British Library’s ambitious research project, Living with Machines. The exhibition will shed fresh light on how advances in technology impacted the lives of ordinary people during the Industrial Revolution. Your feedback At this stage of exhibition planning we are turning […]


Museum’s deer friend gets spruced up in time for Christmas

Sporting the biggest antlers the world has ever seen and standing more than seven feet tall, it’s a super-sized specimen that could even give Rudolf a run for his money. And this week experts have been treating Leeds City Museum’s 10,000 year-old giant deer to a pre-Christmas clean as visitors get the chance to step […]


Young curators make history with another top award win

A group of determined young curators who stuck together during the pandemic to work on a series of socially-conscious exhibitions and innovative digital displays has scooped a top award. Leeds City Museum’s Preservative Party travelled to London’s British Museum earlier this week, where they were named joint regional winners of the prestigious Marsh Award for […]