Leeds Discovery Centre

Due to government guidance our museums and galleries will be temporarily closed from 5 Nov until at least 2 Dec. The grounds at Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam and Lotherton remain accessible for use in line with government guidelines. Where possible, our cafés will remain open for takeaway only. Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Over one million objects and stories in a state-of-the-art storage facility

Leeds Discovery Centre welcomes visits from groups, whether you are interested in local history, curious about the museum or looking for a unique trip out.

Find out about visit options and how to make a booking with us.

Person presenting a turtle shell to a group of children
Two people writing on pads at a desk next to a stuffed fox eating a bird

Researchers and students can consult our collections in our purpose-built research room and can attend object handling sessions with our friendly and informative staff.

With over one million objects in the Leeds collection in state of the art facilities, there’s plenty to see and do.

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