A display of colourful paper birds and flowers

Natural history with a twist as house brings great outdoor indoors

The stunning sights and sounds of the natural world have been brought to life inside the walls of Temple Newsam.
White fabric with a red and blue floral pattern

Cotton’s common threads entwined in hall’s new exhibition

The fascinating story of cotton and its impact on different cultures and communities in India and Europe is explored in a new exhibition at Lotherton.
A person kneels on brown earth holding a ring in their gloved hand

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.
A group of people smiling and holding an award shaped like the cartoon character Miffy.

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.
Detail of the top of a yellow silk ballgown with puffed short sleeves and a scooped neckline

What to Wear in the 1800s

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Delve into the conundrum of what to wear as a wealthy woman in the 1800s.
Curator of dress and textiles making adjustments to Ukrainian dress on display at Lotherton

Ukrainian dress loan celebrates nation’s culture

A beautiful Ukrainian costume embroidered by a mother for her daughter to wear on stage during traditional dance performances is now on display in What Shall I Wear at Lotherton. The colourful outfit, dating from the 1960s, is an example…