Tin of bile beans

Brand new exhibition will lift the lid on history’s rogue traders

Suspect sales tactics employed by crafty companies through history will be exposed in a new exhibition exploring the evolution of advertising.

P-p-p-pick up the perfect gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project

Last minute Christmas shoppers in Leeds can pick up the perfect present for animal lovers by adopting an adorable penguin. 
Detail from 'Boar Lane 1881' by John Atkinson Grimshaw, showing a dark street with light from shop fronts reflected on the wet road

Gallery unwraps festive favourites for art advent

Treasured favourites from the stunning Leeds Art Gallery collection are being unwrapped for a unique new “art advent” this month.

What can a dress tell us? A look at cotton and the cotton industry

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Discover what this cotton dress can tell us about the history of the cotton industry and how people's attitudes towards fashion have changed over the last 200 years.
Painting of two huias - black birds, one with a long curved beak and the other with a shorter beak

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.
a woman looking at a large book with a drawing of a lighthouse

Historic lighthouse designs a beacon of brilliance in city’s new exhibition

A book of historic lighthouse designs from the brilliant mind of Leeds-born engineering genius John Smeaton has gone on display in Leeds.