Tag: Local Leeds History


A black and white photograph of tall buildings in Victorian Leeds

Football Works

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Curator Lucy Moore examines one leaflet from our social history collection and reveals a little known corner of Leeds’ sporting past.


Painting of John Smeaton

John Smeaton Walking Tour

Learn all about John Smeaton's links to Temple Newsam and the local area on a tour of the grounds and behind the scenes in the house.
A painting of Frances, Lady Irwin by Joshua Reynolds. She is leaning her elbow on a book and looking into the distance.

Sociable History Club – Frances Shepherd, Viscountess at Temple Newsam

Our monthly series of talks for adults, usually on the first Friday of the month. Pop along for these talks and enjoy a free cuppa too.
A craft stall with wool and other knitting related items on display

Leeds Wool Festival

Celebrate the city's original festival of wool with expert demonstrations, craft stalls, performances, gin palace pop-ups and loads more!
A man is taking part in print making activities held within a museum workshop setting

Armley Print Fest

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Armley Print Fest returns complete with beginner workshops, live demonstrations, a print fair with local makers and film screenings.
Bridge Inn pub in Kirkstall in the 20th centuryImage courtesy Leodis

Walk Around Kirkstall

Join our curators Nicola and Pat on a whistle-stop walking tour of local sites of interest in the Kirkstall area.