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Curator Milo Phillips with a hippo skull at Leeds Discovery Centre

Hip, hip hooray as curators find the whole tooth behind museum’s natural wonder

Museum experts in Leeds turned dental detectives this week to get straight to the root of an historic hippo headscratcher. The team at the Leeds Discovery Centre were preparing a colossal hippopotamus skull for display when…
On top of a table is a book called the snail and the whale, ice cubes, suncream, a towel and some toys.

Sensory Stories in a Virtual World

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During lockdown, our learning team at Leeds City Museum ran weekly virtual Sensory Storytime workshops to stay connected with families.
Ancient Egyptian coffin detail

Ancient Egyptian Spirituality

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Discover the stories of Ancient Egyptian spirituality told in the Ancient Worlds gallery at Leeds City Museum, and why we can still learn from them today.
Sloped handwriting that is very scrawled with errors scribbled out

Transcribing the Past

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Volunteers share their experience working on the transcription of a notebook, found in the rubble of Leeds City Museum after the Leeds Blitz of 1941.
A sideways look at the taxidermy tiger at Leeds City Museum

The Tiger Who Came to Leeds

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The tiger on display at Leeds City Museum is one of our most well-known and popular objects. Curator Clare explores its troublesome origins, and how it came to be in our collection.
2 barbie dolls. 1 has vitaglio and the other has one leg.

Autistic Experiences in Museums

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Volunteer Sammy is an autistic person, and is passionate about helping museums understand how to be more accessible.

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