Tag: Natural Science

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Audience Development Officer Sara Merritt looks at a hermarium page from the collections

Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museum

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Precious plants frozen in time by a blind botanist who identified specimens using his tongue will be explored during a special event in Leeds this week. The work of famed 19th century collector John Grimshaw Wilkinson, a former grocer from…
A sideways look at the taxidermy tiger at Leeds City Museum

The Tiger Who Came to Leeds

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The tiger on display at Leeds City Museum is one of our most well-known and popular objects. Curator Clare explores its troublesome origins, and how it came to be in our collection.
A skeleton of a gorilla

Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections

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Objects in our collection were often discovered by people who aren't acknowledged in their descriptions. Rebecca Machin explores why, and what we need to do about it.

Workshops

A conker in brown autumn leaves

School Workshop: Signs of The Seasons

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Discover the seasonal changes that take place in nature in this schools workshop which explores the estate of Temple Newsam.

Events

A close up of a bee in a bug hotel

Explore urban nature

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Join in with Urban Nature inspired activities including bug hunting, data collection, creepy crawly inspired crafts and seed bombs.
Children admiring plants in the grounds of Leeds Industrial Museum

School Holidays: Summer Nature Project

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Bring nature back to our urban landscape with nature themed crafts and meet insects from the Leeds collection during the summer school holidays.