Tag: Leeds Discovery Centre


Dried maize on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History: Zea Mays

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Corn is more than just a food. Discover its many uses and fascinating history, explored through the herbarium specimens in the Leeds collection.
A pair of black Dr Marten boots

Combat Boots in British Subculture

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Delve into the history of combat boots, which in the last 60 years have been adopted by a wide range of social groups trying to create an image of power.
Dried corn on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History

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Leeds is home to thousands of dried plant specimens. Discover the fascinating history of the collection, which is the focus of an exciting new project.


Easter Holidays – Sport in Leeds

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Explore our rich sporting collections and find out more about the history of sports in Leeds, as well as sharing your own sporting stories.

Easter Holidays – Masks and Masquerade

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Join to us this Easter to find out why people wear masks and how different cultures use them for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment.

February Half Term: Sensational Shells

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Join us in February half term for a session all about shells from our huge mollusc collection.