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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.
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Sporting the biggest antlers the world has ever seen and standing more than seven feet tall, it’s a super-sized specimen that could even give Rudolf a run for his money. And this week experts have been treating Leeds City Museum’s 10,000…
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For teenage fossil hunter Pauline Hoggard, it was truly the find of a lifetime. One summer’s day in 1949, the eagle-eyed 16-year-old spotted the spectacular remains of a fearsome marine reptile, preserved millions of years ago in what was…
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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.
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Celebrate International Women's Day with the story of scientist Rachel Carson, who exposed the harmful effects of pesticides.
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Our Dead Inspiring project will inspire a new generation of female scientists and conservationists, and show that entomology is a subject for everyone to be a part of.