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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.
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.

Poppy Wingate: Temple Newsam’s Golfing Pioneer

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Poppy Wingate was England’s first professional woman golfer, and she began her career right here at Temple Newsam.

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.