Curator Kitty Ross reveals the story behind the popular 1930s 'Murder in the Museum' penny slot machine at Abbey House Museum!
One of Abbey House Museum's star objects, the penny slot machine 'Murder in the Museum' has recently been restored…
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/58d86-leedm-e-2010-0174-0001-restored1.jpg222300da-admin/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.pngda-admin2016-08-31 10:29:002021-03-23 11:44:57The Dennisons of Leeds: Pioneers of Penny Slot Machines
The Waddington's Factory in Leeds made family favourite board games Cluedo and Monopoly.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1-3cluedo.jpg211300da-admin/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.pngda-admin2016-05-23 13:39:002021-04-01 08:39:05Waddingtons Cluedo and how ‘The Great Detective Game’ was made in Leeds.
A Leeds City Police badge from the Victorian era has recently come into our collection, and it's history is certainly not clean cut...
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/kitty-blog-4-ft.jpg302426da-admin/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.pngda-admin2016-03-01 13:48:002021-03-22 13:51:52The Travels of a Leeds Police Helmet
Curator Kitty Ross explores the riots that broke out in New Wortley in 1890, through objects we have in our collection.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/kitty-blog-jan-2016-ft.jpg302426da-admin/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.pngda-admin2016-01-14 13:37:002021-03-22 13:55:05Leeds Gas Riots
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:
The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: