Entries by Thomas Bullen

Object of the week – Mill Engine

29 May 2019 Once the beating heart of a number of mill operations, even in semi-retirement Fiona Elizabeth is still more than capable of letting off steam. Leeds Industrial Museum’s magnificent mill engine was by Woodhouse and Mitchell of Brighouse in around 1887 and is a typical example of the types of machines used to […]

Meet the artist making movie monsters to save the planet

24 May 2019 For more than half a century, they’ve taken the silver screen by storm, wreaking havoc and tearing down skyscrapers in big cities across the world. But now a new breed of movie monsters in Leeds are doing their bit to save the earth thanks to the eco-friendly efforts of an imaginative local […]

Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

20 May 2019 The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of our planet’s oceans. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ long-finned pilot whale is being painstakingly pieced together over the next few months before it is hung from the ceiling of […]

National Lottery funding helps Temple Newsam team make history

14 May 2019 For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic Temple Newsam estate for future generations has secured important funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Temple Newsam […]

Leeds Museums & Galleries wins Educational Initiative of the Year

16 May 2019 Leeds Museums & Galleries are celebrating today after winning a major award at the coveted Museums + Heritage Awards ceremony last night. The Leeds Curriculum won Educational Initiative of the Year, while Battle Bus (London Transport Museum) and RAF Museum RAF Centenary Programme (RAF Museum) were joint Highly commended. The Leeds Curriculum […]

Historic year as record numbers flock to Leeds Museums & Galleries

9 May 2019 Leeds Museums & Galleries welcomed a record number of visitors over the past year, new figures have revealed. Statistics drawn together from the city’s nine council-run sites show an astonishing 1,698,640 people came to take in a spectacular array of exhibitions and displays between April 2018 and April 2019. The impressive figure […]