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…
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A group of older people in Leeds will form a flock of budding birdwatchers this winter thanks to a heart-warming new community project.
Through an innovative partnership between Leeds Museums and Galleries, arts organisation Skippko and older…
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Exported across the globe, they were the extraordinary engines which helped power Leeds to the summit of industrial excellence.
But their unrivalled efficiency was also harnessed to support the growth of huge mining, railway and forced labour…
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A 500-year-old checklist detailing the complete contents of Temple Newsam House when it was first built has gone on display in an exhibition exploring centuries of life above and below stairs.
Compiled for Thomas, Lord Darcy, thought to be…
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When notoriously shrewd Yorkshire investor Sir Arthur Ingram first commissioned the imposing lettering atop Temple Newsam House almost four centuries ago, he certainly got his money’s worth.
Thought to be the wordiest architectural addition…
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New figures show that last year, West Yorkshire’s local authority museum services were visited by 2,068,137 people and contributed nearly £39 million to the regional economy.
Thanks to their use of local services, our museums also supported…
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