Leeds City Museum

A group of young people standing on a stage smiling and holding an award trophy. A screen behind them reads: Preservative Party

Young volunteers scoop top award for telling city’s untold stories

A group of young volunteers who researched and rediscovered a fascinating series of untold Leeds stories has brought home a top national award.
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

A one-of-kind collection of memorabilia charting the glittering career of David Bowie has gone on display in Leeds, 50 years after the legendary Starman dazzled the city.

The Greener Museum: A Case Study For Sustainably Redisplaying A Museum Gallery

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Curator Clare Brown explains how we tried to make the Life On Earth gallery as planet-friendly as possible.
A case in the Life on Earth gallery with taxidermy animals including a jaguar and a peccary.

The Greener Museum: A Case Study for Environmental Messaging in Museums

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Curator Clare Brown talks through new approaches to climate change messaging in the revamped Life On Earth Gallery.
Curator of Archaeology holding a sceat

Museum’s new tiny treasure is small change

Leeds Museums & Galleries have acquired a tiny sceat which has been pierced to be used as a piece of jewellery.
A sepia photograph of a captain in the army

Captain James Walker Foreman

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Leeds-born Captain James Walker Foreman flew 637 hours on the front line in World War One, and survived a bullet wound from below.