Tag: Collections

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Specimens from store 2 at Leeds Discovery Centre

Deadly discoveries in store as secrets of city’s danger room revealed

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A black widow spider found inside a box of supermarket grapes is among the hair-raising discoveries safely stored in Leeds’s hidden danger room. The highly venomous arachnid is one of hundreds of specimens secured inside the unassuming…
Audience Development Officer Sara Merritt looks at a hermarium page from the collections

Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museum

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Precious plants frozen in time by a blind botanist who identified specimens using his tongue will be explored during a special event in Leeds this week. The work of famed 19th century collector John Grimshaw Wilkinson, a former grocer from…

Events

video work by Michael on display in Leeds Art Gallery

Lunchtime talk with exhibiting artist Michael.

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Join artist Michael. for a tour of his work currently on display in the Jerwood/FVU exhibition.
A 19th century image of Park Row in Leeds

From town to city: building 19th Century Leeds

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Come and join our curatorial team for an expert talk and an exclusive chance to look at our collection of ephemera relating to the built environment of 19th Century Leeds. Learn how this town grew through the industrial revolution to become a grand Victorian city.
A Victorian black mourning jacket from the Leeds Museums & Galleries collection

Death and Disease in 19th Century Leeds

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Come and join one of our curatorial team for an expert talk exploring the topic of health, disease, death, and mourning in 19th Century Leeds.

Hammer Heart: Seven Centuries of Kirkstall Forge

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Peel back the story of Kirkstall Forge, its long history, the family who owned it and its essential work during the second world war.