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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…
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.

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A red and white striped Christmas cracker broken in half with sparkly stars inside, on a red background

Christmas Cracker Trail

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Explore Leeds City Museum to find all of the hidden Christmas crackers, and piece together a mystery word!