https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/specimens-from-store-2-at-L.jpg 400 800 Sara Merritt https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/lmg_logo_black.png Sara Merritt2023-01-09 11:53:372023-03-07 15:41:02Deadly discoveries in store as secrets of city’s danger room revealed
Deadly discoveries in store as secrets of city’s danger room revealedNews
A black widow spider found inside a box of supermarket grapes is among the hair-raising discoveries safely stored in Leeds’s hidden danger room. The highly venomous arachnid is one of hundreds of specimens secured inside the unassuming…
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Herbarium-11-800x400v2.jpg 400 800 Alice MacPherson https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/lmg_logo_black.png Alice MacPherson2022-11-22 15:52:042023-03-07 15:40:36Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museum
Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museumNews
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…
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Twitter-2.jpg 675 1200 Megan Jones https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/lmg_logo_black.png Megan Jones2021-04-12 09:16:392021-07-01 14:01:16The Tiger Who Came to Leeds
The Tiger Who Came to LeedsCollections, Colonial Histories, Featured, Natural Science
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.
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Decolonisation and Natural Science CollectionsCollections, Colonial Histories, Natural Science
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.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/bughotel800x400.jpg 400 800 Gina Churchill-Straffon https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/lmg_logo_black.png Gina Churchill-Straffon2022-07-12 14:07:012022-07-12 14:09:16Explore urban nature
Explore urban natureAll, Events, Half Term, School Holiday
Join in with Urban Nature inspired activities including bug hunting, data collection, creepy crawly inspired crafts and seed bombs.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/LIM-Summer-school-hols-800x.jpg 400 800 Gina Churchill-Straffon https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/lmg_logo_black.png Gina Churchill-Straffon2021-07-14 09:58:042021-07-14 10:11:04School Holidays: Summer Nature Project
School Holidays: Summer Nature ProjectAll, Events, School Holiday
Bring nature back to our urban landscape with nature themed crafts and meet insects from the Leeds collection during the summer school holidays.