Leeds Museums & Galleries staff with a skeleton of a long-finned pilot whale

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Small blue motorised three wheel car

Mini motorised marvel parks up at Leeds museum

30 Sept 2019 With its quirky design, handlebar steering and a top speed of 50mph, it might not be a modern motorist’s first choice. But when it comes to tales of Leeds innovation and invention, Hunslet’s very own Scootacar is certainly…
A black and white portrait of entrepreneur Betty Beecroft

Leeds ironworks innovator forged historic career

22 Sept 2019 She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely determination and indomitable spirit helped forge a legacy which lasted centuries. And more than 300 years since shrewd businesswoman Betty Beecroft first hammered out a successful…
A lady looking at a modern piece of art suspended on a wooden pole

Leeds Art Gallery puts exciting UK talent in the frame

13 Sept 2019 A groundbreaking exhibition, which has been a launch pad for some of the UK’s most exciting artistic talent opens at Leeds Art Gallery this month. Celebrating New Contemporaries 70th anniversary this…
A birds nest with two unhatched eggs inside

Animal magic as museum’s eco exhibition scoops top award

4 October 2019 An environmentally-friendly exhibition at Leeds City Museum has won a prestigious national award, using sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal…
Leeds Museums & Galleries staff with a skeleton of a long-finned pilot whale

Museum's spectacular whale display will be poetry in ocean

9 Aug 2019 Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story…