A historical black and white photograph of Thwaite House in Leeds with a man stood by a boat in the river in the foreground

Mill’s milestone exhibition is a breath of fresh Aire

For centuries it helped swell the surging waters of British industry by harnessing the power of the River Aire. From making oil that powered some of the world’s first locomotives to manufacturing putty that repaired London after The Blitz,…
Some festive stained glass windows are up lit at night in Temple Newsam House

Mansion’s illuminated windows bring a touch of glass to Christmas

A series of stunning illuminated Christmas scenes have transformed the windows of 500-year-old Temple Newsam House into a giant festive montage. Created by one of the house’s visitor assistants, each of the beautiful images depicts one…
A teenage youth volunteer is working with a young girl on some artwork laid out on a floor within a gallery space

Youth group’s prestigious award win is picture perfect

A project giving budding curators in Leeds the chance to work with one of the country’s top contemporary art collections has scooped a prestigious industry award. Leeds Art Gallery’s Youth Art Collective received the Volunteers for Museum…
A collection of classical nude postcards laid out on a wooden table

History laid bare as mansion staff make surprising find

Staff at Temple Newsam made a cheeky discovery when they found a collection of nude postcards stashed in the secret section of an antique desk. During a spot or routine upkeep, staff at the 500 year-old mansion were working on the vintage…
A photograph of 3 young girls. They are all wearing coats and hats and two of them are holding dolls. Two are sat on some stools.

The Howdills of Hanover Square

Duncan McCargo has been researching the lives of The Howdill family, who lived on Hanover Square in Leeds from 1907 to 1993. The twist: they lived in the house he now lives in!
lots of used teasles in a pile

A Tale of Teazles

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Volunteer Rob teases out the fascinating history of teazles and their importance to many industries in our latest blog.