Tag: Local Leeds History


Curator of Archaeology holding a sceat

Museum’s new tiny treasure is small change

A tiny coin which lay buried beneath the Yorkshire soil for more than 1,300 years has been banked by a Leeds museum. The ancient treasure is an example of a sceat, among the littlest coins ever made in Britain, and was unearthed by an eagle-eyed…
A headshot of artist Jill McKnight who is smiling at the camera

Artist brings Leeds voices to life in new exhibition

The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds folk have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight immersed herself in the collections of the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery…
A John Atkinson Grimshaw painting in a gold frame

Artist’s captivating moonlit masterpiece comes home to Leeds

An atmospheric riverside scene created by one of the city’s most celebrated artists is coming home after being acquired by Leeds Art Gallery. Reflections on the Aire - on strike was painted by Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, a…


The Matriarch by Charmaine Watkiss

Charmaine Watkiss: The Wisdom Tree

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Explore the wisdom, strength and resilience of Jamaican women across generations in this new exhibition, held in partnership with the Jamaica Society Leeds Out of Many Festival.
Work on paper by Leeds artist Phil May

Phil May Portrait Project: Laughs and Sorrows

Join us in the gallery or online as we decipher Phil May's portrait in collaboration with local communities.


A group of secondary school children standing outside looking at the exterior of the Tudor Temple Newsam House

Local History GCSE Tours

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Tailor made tours for GCSE students exploring the values, beliefs and attitudes of families who lived at Temple Newsam.