(OLD) Social History

The Children’s Fancy Dress Ball

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Social History Curator Kitty Ross opens up a fascinating Victorian photo album in the collection!

Christmas traditions from the collection

Social History Curator Nicola Pullan explores Christmas objects from the collection - from trees to pantomime Christmas may only come once a year, but in social history we have a nice collection of objects for the festive season, as people…

A Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosity

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Pamela Crowe explores the contents of a 1950s kitchen cabinet and the origins of museum collecting The wooden space-saving kitchen cabinet at Leeds Discovery Centre (pictured above) dates from the mid-twentieth century and incorporates…

Childhood in the collections

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Next month we will be holding our first ‘Childhood’ study day at Abbey House Museum. Researching for this day has been a lot of fun – with so many different avenues to explore and so many possible topics to consider. That has, however,…

Burn time: Light related objects

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Pamela Crowe explores light conditions and objects linked to lighting in the museum store The Discovery Centre is a purpose built museum storage facility with regulated temperature and humidity. It is also windowless so that we can control…