Research & Enquiries at Leeds Discovery Centre

We welcome researchers and students to Leeds Discovery Centre, where they can consult our collections in our dedicate research room or attend object handling sessions with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Explore our collections across social history, natural sciences, world cultures, fashion and textiles, archaeology and more.

Enquiry service

If you have an object at home and you would like to find out more about it, our curators can try to provide you with more information.

Simply send an email with a brief description and an image of the object to [email protected].

Please note curators do not give out valuations and please do not bring any objects directly to Leeds Discovery Centre.

Object handling

We offer students the opportunity to handle museum objects at Leeds Discovery Centre, supported by our expert curatorial staff.

These sessions can be arranged and delivered by our expert staff. Alternatively they can be arranged to complement courses at colleges and universities and run by course leaders using museum objects.

Our collections are also available to students and academics for research purposes. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any links you would like to explore further.