Leeds City Museum

Six galleries and a programme of family friendly exhibitions in the heart of Leeds

Long-finned Pilot Whale

The skeleton of our 152-year-old long-finned pilot whale is now on display at Leeds City Museum.

We have affectionately named him Swale (Yorkshire slang for ‘it’s a whale’) and you can now visit him outside the Life on Earth gallery. Come along to see him, discover his grizzly past and find out more about what we can do to protect our oceans.

This project has been funded with the help of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

A young visitor moving bones of a pilot whale skeleton