Mosaic depicting the she-wolf with Romulus and Remus

Summer holidays: Myths and Legends at the Museum


29 July 2021 - 03 September 2021

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Activity, Community, Event, Family, School holiday, Under 5s,

Leeds City Museum is travelling to a land of myths and legends for the summer holidays and we want to to join us!

Pick up or download a trail to explore marvellous magical myth stories from different cultures around the world at the Museum this summer.

Things are a little different this summer, so for many events you will need to pre-book a free ticket. You don’t need a ticket to visit the Museum but please check our visit page and social media for the most up to date information before you come.

We will be hosting different activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays and free tickets will be required for each event. If an event is fully booked please pop over to our facebook page as we may have cancellations and will let you know if that’s the case.

Book on via our Eventbrite page here.

Family Activities in the Museum

3 & 5 Aug, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Make a Medusa Headband and a Myth Storyteller to take home.

Free, limited spaces, booking essential.


Sensory Story Myths for Families

10 & 12 Aug, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Touch, smell, hear and feel a mysterious mythical story! Watch out this story is interactive and you might get splashed!

Free, limited spaces, booking essential.


Duration: 30 min

“Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head” Story Performance

17 Aug, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm

For those who love mythology! Join storyteller Matthew for an exciting, gory story where the audience becomes the chorus, sound effects and characters! Bringing the story of Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head to life. Suggested for children over 6 years.

Free, limited spaces, booking essential.


Animal Handling with Lion Learners

19 Aug, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm

Touch or hold real animals, with safety measures in place. What does a corn-snake feel like? And then explore animals in mythology around the Museum with our free family trail.



Myths and Legends – World Myths Family Activities

24 & 26 Aug, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Family activities in the Museum. Join us to create some world myth masterpieces to take home.

Free, limited spaces, booking essential.

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