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Living with Death

Date/Time: 03 May 2024 - 05 January 2025

Price: Free

Opening hours:
Monday: closed*
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
*Open Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 5pm

Living with Death: an exhibition exploring death, dying and bereavement

Our latest exhibition at Leeds City Museum invites visitors to explore the different ways people experience death, dying, and grief. Living with Death looks at how humans have developed knowledge and skills in response to life ending.

We know that death affects everyone, but it is often difficult to talk about. The exhibition hopes to gently encourage conversation through personal stories, and objects from across the world and throughout history.

A series of talks, workshops, and family-friendly events will complement the exhibition throughout the year.

Living with Death has been developed with input from local communities, and is supported by Dying Matters Leeds, part of a national initiative promoting public awareness of dying, death, and bereavement.

The exhibition is gratefully sponsored by Co-op Funeralcare.

Trigger warning – this exhibition deals with themes that some people may find difficult.

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