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The Triumph Werke scooter

The Triumph Werke Scooter

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Careers For All student Abu swots us up on his favourite object in the Leeds Discovery Centre collection: the Triumph Werke scooter.
Sloped handwriting that is very scrawled with errors scribbled out

Transcribing the Past

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Volunteers share their experience working on the transcription of a notebook, found in the rubble of Leeds City Museum after the Leeds Blitz of 1941.
A sideways look at the taxidermy tiger at Leeds City Museum

The Tiger Who Came to Leeds

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The tiger on display at Leeds City Museum is one of our most well-known and popular objects. Curator Clare explores its troublesome origins, and how it came to be in our collection.
A handwritten page showing a list of objects written in very small hard to read writing

Lanuvium and the Leeds Blitz

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This notebook contains lists of objects unearthed from the rubble left by the Leeds Blitz in 1941. But how did they come to be here in the first place?
A black and white photograph of a woman looking into a microscope with a notebook next to herAlfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life Pictures, Getty Images

Dead Inspiring Women in Science: Rachel Carson

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Celebrate International Women's Day with the story of scientist Rachel Carson, who exposed the harmful effects of pesticides.
Posters celebrating Decimalisation Day

Happy Birthday Decimal Currency

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50 years ago we swapped shillings for pounds. Kat Baxter explores the switch to Decimal Currency through objects in our collection in our latest blog.
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