Parliament Week: Safe as Houses
07 November 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Kirkstall Abbey
As part of this year’s Danger Zone exhibition, join us for a celebration of Parliament Week at Kirkstall Abbey.
This will be a chance to listen to speakers and explore collections from Leeds Libraries and Leeds Museums & Galleries relating to the work that Parliament has done over the last two hundred years to try and make Britain a safer place at home and work.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Child labour and working conditions
- Fire safety and explosions
- The Leeds Improvement Acts and public health
- Poisonous substances and adulteration
Talks will be given by curators from Abbey House Museum along with colleagues from Leeds Libraries.
This session will also give you a chance to look at items from both the museum and library collections.
This event is free to attend.