Leeds City Museum News

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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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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.
Audience Development Officer Sara Merritt looks at a hermarium page from the collections

Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museum

Precious plants frozen in time by a blind botanist who identified specimens using his tongue will be explored during a special event in Leeds this week. The work of famed 19th century collector John Grimshaw Wilkinson, a former grocer from…
Curator of Archaeology holding a sceat

Museum’s new tiny treasure is small change

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Leeds Museums & Galleries have acquired a tiny sceat which has been pierced to be used as a piece of jewellery.