Entries by Sara Merritt

Kickstart participants prepare for their new placement at Leeds City Council

The Kickstart Scheme (funded through the Department of Work and Pensions), which bridges the employment and skills gap for young people and businesses, has been a boost to the morale and productivity of young people and businesses in our area. Last week, Leeds Discovery Centre held day two of a three-day Kickstart induction event with […]

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

A unique museum education project that has helped bring history into hundreds of homes across Leeds during the pandemic has scooped a top national award. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ innovative Closing the COVID Gap project, the only one of its kind in the country, won a prestigious Museums and Heritage Award for learning outreach last […]

Museum takes Pride in city’s LGBTIQ+ history

A poignant collection of objects capturing personal stories behind decades of protest, struggle and celebration for the city’s feminist and LGBTIQ+ communities has been rediscovered during Pride Month. Taken from the social history collection, the objects were gathered together and photographed to mark the end of the month-long celebration as well as the ongoing partnership […]


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

New figures show that last year, West Yorkshire’s local authority museum services were visited by 2,068,137 people and contributed nearly £39 million to the regional economy. Thanks to their use of local services, our museums also supported 147 external jobs in the region, worth £4.8M. The figures, produced by WYLAMP, the West Yorkshire Local Authority […]

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Leeds City Museum sounds out city ahead of new musical display

Singers and performers from Leeds are being asked to help capture the sound of a city as they collaborate on a beautiful new series of musical mosaics. The imaginative idea will see submissions by musicians, choirs and spoken word artists from all around the city synchronised as part of a stunning soundscape at Leeds City […]