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Dried corn on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History

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Leeds is home to thousands of dried plant specimens. Discover the fascinating history of the collection, which is the focus of an exciting new project.
Kirkstall Abbey

Chance to have your say on proposals for Kirkstall Abbey

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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…
A closed toe platform sandal. The top is orange and green, and clearly mouldy.

Preserving our Plastic Shoes

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Some of our shoes containing plastic are starting to mould or disintegrate. Find out why, and how we plan to preserve them.
New toy display at Abbey House Museum

Festive favourite toys unwrapped at Abbey House Museum

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

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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…
A room full of people being talked to by a woman.

Hidden Histories of Disabled Workers

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Discover the untold histories of disabled mill workers from Leeds, and why their stories are often 'hidden'.
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