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From the 1930s, Leeds City Museum highlighted objects in their weekly ‘Museum Window’ display. We’re reviving this project with a new twist by asking you to create your own museum windows at home and sharing the results with us.

This project is the first in a series which will mark the 200th birthday of Leeds Museums & Galleries collections.

Find out how to get involved and check back to see regularly updated museum window displays from Leeds residents.

How to make a Museum Window

Follow our simple step-by-step video tutorial to find out how to make your own museum window display with objects that mean something to you.

Museum Window Display Competition

Design your own Museum Window and share it with us before 4 September 2020 for a chance to have it on display at Leeds City Museum.

If your window is chosen you’ll be invited to come and re-create your display in a case at the museum. You’ll also have the chance to look for objects from the museum collection which could join your display.

The competition is open until 4 September 2020. The winning Museum Window will be selected by a group of volunteers and will be on display later in the year.

How to enter

  1. Create your Museum Window display – you can make and submit more than one!
  2. Submit it by taking a photo and tagging us on social media @leedscitymuseum #museumwindow or email [email protected]
  3. Remember the closing date is 4 September 2020!
  4. We will get in touch with you if your window is chosen so that we can organise for your display to be installed at the museum!