Tag: nature


Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers

Discover the message behind Leeds City Museum's latest exhibition, about what animals do and how they live their lives.
A woodblock printed with a colourful image of a goddess sitting on a lotus flower, with children gazing up at her.

Lotus Flowers in Leeds

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With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.


An illustration of a duck with footprints on a white background

Summer at Thwaite

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Hunt down animal footprints left by local wildlife and enjoy a spot of Thwaite Bird Bingo to be in with a chance of winning a lovely little prize!
A young boy is stood outside a house looking through some binoculars

The Great Thwaite Bird Count!

Grab a nature pack and learn all about the birdlife on our tiny island paradise.
A waterwheel in action

Earth Energies

Created by Paul Ratcliff and Darren Wall, this 8 minute film features high quality audio recordings of the wildlife and machinery at Thwaite Watermill accompanied by images and animations.
bats flying against an orange sky

Bat walk (Sold Out)

Join us for a natural history talk and quiz followed by a guided walk with bat detectors through the historic estate.