Tag: Collections


A man uses a brush on a fine marble table in Temple Newsam House

House’s new lava-topped treasure is hot property

A one-of-a-kind piece of furniture decorated with ancient lava from an Italian volcano has become part of the historic collection at a Leeds mansion. Commissioned by one of the nation’s greatest antiques collectors Charles Townley in around…
A headshot of artist Jill McKnight who is smiling at the camera

Artist brings Leeds voices to life in new exhibition

The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds folk have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight immersed herself in the collections of the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery…
Detail of the sleeve and top half of a white ball gown

Silhouettes & Shapewear

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Explore the dos and don'ts of showing off your body in the 1800s.


The Matriarch by Charmaine Watkiss

Charmaine Watkiss: The Wisdom Tree

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Explore the wisdom, strength and resilience of Jamaican women across generations in this new exhibition, held in partnership with the Jamaica Society Leeds Out of Many Festival.
A young boy dressed in a blue t-shirt looks at old metal toys displayed on a table

The Steam Toys & Meccano Show

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Some of the UK’s top collectors will be bringing their selection of miniature engines! Expect models from Victorian times to the modern day and a display of Meccano creations too.
A father with his son pointing at ceramic bowls laid on a table in a classroom environment

Easter Holidays: Ancient Egypt

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Explore our fascinating Ancient Egyptian artefacts, followed by fun Egyptian themed crafts and take a tour of the store too!