Leeds City Museum

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Decolonising our Life On Earth Gallery

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Find out how we've become more open about the colonial history of some of our collection through refreshing the Life On Earth gallery at Leeds City Museum.
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Young volunteers scoop top award for telling city’s untold stories

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A group of young volunteers who researched and rediscovered a fascinating series of untold Leeds stories has brought home a top national award.
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Passover and Jewish objects in the collection

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Chag Pesach Sameach! Our latest blog explains Passover, and spotlights Jewish objects in the collection.
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Historic Leeds cemetery discovery unearths secrets of ancient Britain

An ancient lead coffin has been unearthed in a 1,600-year-old Leeds cemetery and could unlock the secrets of a significant period in British history.
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Global award put Leeds learning project top of the class

Museums in Leeds have scooped a top international award for an innovative project to bring history to life in classrooms across the city.
Lego figurines of David Bowie. A person in the background is wearing Bowie style makeup and reaching for the figurines.

Starman super fan helps museum celebrate Bowie’s golden years

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A collection of memorabilia charting David Bowie's glittering career has gone on display, 50 years after the legendary Starman dazzled the city.