Entries by Thomas Bullen

Research project recreates sound of museum’s famous mummy

23 Jan 2020 An ancient Egyptian priest who spoke his final words more than 3,000 years ago has been given a new voice thanks to a ground-breaking research project. The sound of Nesyamun, whose mummified remains are on display at Leeds City Museum, has been recreated following seven years of work by academics at Royal […]

Crane memorabilia takes museum’s collection to new heights

19 Aug 2019 For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale to tell after grabbing the imagination of a local business. […]

Historic photos show how Leeds became top of the shops

08 Aug 2019 Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds’s high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The Headrow as they looked in the 1870s, early 20th century and 1970s. It is […]

Celebration to remember as Lotherton marks historic day

05 Aug 2019 It was a date which changed the history of Lotherton forever, shaping its legacy for the next half a century. And 50 years to the day since it first opened to the public, the Aberford estate will be celebrating its unique story with a landmark birthday this week. It was August 6, […]

Museum’s ingenious engines all fired up for new exhibition

25 July 2019 Cloaked in steam and pulled along by huge horses, it must have been an impressive sight rocketing through the streets of Leeds on its way to battle a blaze. And almost 130 years since it was first in service, Leeds Industrial Museum’s mechanised masterpiece will be firing visitors’ imaginations as one of […]

Midwife’s journey among migration stories which helped shape Leeds

12 July 2019 When a young Gloria Hanley left the Caribbean for England, it was the beginning of a story which would touch the lives of hundreds of Leeds families. Her long and distinguished career as midwife spanned more than 40 years and saw her welcome new life into the world as she made a […]