2021 marks 200 years of Leeds Museums & Galleries.

To celebrate the last 200 years as as a civic museum service, we’ve been working with volunteers and communities in Leeds on a programme of events and an exhibition.

The history of Leeds Museums & Galleries

a timeline


community music project

A toy piano

In September 2020, musicians from across the city submitted their music to be included in a soundscape which captures what sounds good to people in Leeds.

This soundscape was inspired by a project called Musical Mosaics in which an artist worked with people living with dementia to create mosaics of musical instruments.

For the upcoming 200th Birthday exhibition we are looking to further expand this soundscape. If you have some music you would like to submit, please email our Projects Curator. The deadline for submissions is 20 July.

Search our collections online

Google Arts & Culture

Over the last 200 years, we’ve been collecting objects from, about and for Leeds.

In 2020, we began putting our collections online in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, where they’re accessible to everyone.

Roman sandal

Get Involved

To find out more about how to get involved, drop us an email.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we’ll be sharing updates of the project.

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