A photograph of 5 ornate gold rings. The middle one is the largest, and has a ruby in the middle.


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Anglo-Saxons Use metal detectors to discover Leeds’ Anglo-Saxon gold jewellery, search for evidence of Christian conversion on stone crosses, and discover Northumbrian kings on tiny coins. How did Britain change when the Romans left?

Chronology: Local history treasure hunt

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Chronology: Local history treasure hunt Develop chronological understanding with a difference! Pupils become the heads of a giant timeline, from Stone Age to modern day. Go on a treasure hunt around the museum to see how Leeds has changed through…
Leonora Cohen

Leonora Cohen, the Leeds Suffragette

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Leonora Cohen, the Leeds Suffragette Evaluate archive sources to discover Leonora, the Leeds Suffragette. Do different sources show us different versions of the past? Students will consider her court case, and debate the outcome. Explore the…
Life in Asia

Life in Asia

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Life in Asia Handle Asian artefacts and journey through the Voices of Asia gallery. Search for Chinese lion heads and Indian jewellery, dress up and beat the bhangra drums. The focus of this workshop can be adapted to suit your curriculum.
View of a Victorian classroom with wooden desks and traditional furniture

1916 Schoolroom 'Over by Christmas'

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1916 Schoolroom 'Over by Christmas' In our First World War schoolroom we look to understand the impact the First World War had on children's school lives in Leeds, as participants experience the formality of school education in 1916.The workshop…

Calling Leeds evacuees

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Calling Leeds Evacuees Immerse pupils in a Living History experience to discover what life was really like for children during the Second World War. Pupils meet their wartime teacher Mrs Green, and discover how Leeds school children prepared…