Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

As a proactive measure to protect the health of our visitors and staff in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), our museums and galleries are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. 

We welcome the news that we will be able to reopen to the public once we have put all social distancing measures and relevant guidance in place. The protection of our staff and visitors remains our top priority and we will announce reopening information once we are in a position to safely welcome you back.

We invite you to experience Leeds Museums & Galleries from home to discover exhibitions, online activities and collections.

You can also follow our social media channels for the latest updates, information and stories around our collections and the work that we do.

Parking and access to grounds

Vehicle access to Lotherton and Temple Newsam is permitted. We strongly advise everyone to follow government advice in relation to social distancing measures, keeping a safe distance from other visitors and staff.

Lotherton and Wildlife World

Our Lotherton closure page answers frequently asked questions on Lotherton’s closure.

Temple Newsam and Home Farm

Our Temple Newsam closure page answers frequently asked questions on Temple Newsam’s closure.

Tours and events

All tours and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

If you have any questions regarding program and event cancellations or postponements, please contact [email protected].


We will continue to follow national guidance around managing the impact of coronavirus, and will update this page regularly as the situation evolves.

Please regularly check this page for the most recent information. We thank you for your continued support, and look forward to welcoming you back.

This page was updated: 24 June, 2020