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…
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Crane memorabilia takes museum’s collection to new heights

19 Aug 2019 For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart…
Archive photograph of Schofields shop in Leeds

Historic photos show how Leeds became top of the shops

08 Aug 2019 Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds's high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks…
Photo of interior of the hall

Celebration to remember as Lotherton marks historic day

05 Aug 2019 It was a date which changed the history of Lotherton forever, shaping its legacy for the next half a century. And 50 years to the day since it first opened to the public, the Aberford estate will be celebrating its…
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Museum’s ingenious engines all fired up for new exhibition

25 July 2019 Cloaked in steam and pulled along by huge horses, it must have been an impressive sight rocketing through the streets of Leeds on its way to battle a blaze. And almost 130 years since it was first in service, Leeds…
Image of former midwife Gloria Hanley with the items she has loaned to the exhibition

Midwife’s journey among migration stories which helped shape Leeds

12 July 2019 When a young Gloria Hanley left the Caribbean for England, it was the beginning of a story which would touch the lives of hundreds of Leeds families. Her long and distinguished career as midwife spanned more than 40…