Engagement

A black and white photograph of a man and a woman looking at each other and wearing eveningwear

Deciphering a 1960s Dress from a Photograph

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Discover the dress styles of the 1960s in our latest blog, researched by placement student Mominah using a photograph in the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection.
Detail of the top of a yellow silk ballgown with puffed short sleeves and a scooped neckline

What to Wear in the 1800s

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Delve into the conundrum of what to wear as a wealthy woman in the 1800s.
A sepia photograph of a captain in the army

Captain James Walker Foreman

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Leeds-born Captain James Walker Foreman flew 637 hours on the front line in World War One, and survived a bullet wound from below.
Detail of the sleeve and top half of a white ball gown

Silhouettes & Shapewear

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Explore the dos and don'ts of showing off your body in the 1800s.
On top of a table is a book called the snail and the whale, ice cubes, suncream, a towel and some toys.

Sensory Stories in a Virtual World

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During lockdown, our learning team at Leeds City Museum ran weekly virtual Sensory Storytime workshops to stay connected with families.
Ancient Egyptian coffin detail

Ancient Egyptian Spirituality

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Discover the stories of Ancient Egyptian spirituality told in the Ancient Worlds gallery at Leeds City Museum, and why we can still learn from them today.