Tag: Leeds Discovery Centre

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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.
A closed toe platform sandal. The top is orange and green, and clearly mouldy.

Preserving our Plastic Shoes

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Some of our shoes containing plastic are starting to mould or disintegrate. Find out why, and how we plan to preserve them.
Someone wearing purple gloves is holding a sword so you can see the hilt. It has a Japanese inscription and is a square cut out shape.

Samurai Swords at Leeds Discovery Centre

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Discover the fascinating history behind the Samurai Swords in our collection.

Workshops

A small polished stone Neolithic axe in an antler socket

Virtual Classroom: Stone Age to Iron Age

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Virtual classroom workshop focussing on Prehistory including Stone Age and Iron Age tools and the way people lived.