Our work with young people

We work with young people in Leeds on a range of exciting, behind the scenes opportunities across a variety of our sites.

From curating thought-provoking exhibitions to planning workshops and exploring our archive, the Leeds Museums and Galleries youth programme has something for everyone.

We can also provide 1-2-1 sessions, group sessions and outreach visits to your youth project or community space.

Our activity is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

How to join us

If you’re aged 13-24 and want to make new friends, gain great experience and take part in exclusive opportunities, we’d love for you to join us.

For more information and to join any of our youth groups, email our Youth Engagement Team:


Our Youth Groups

Leeds City Museum

Egyptian sarcophagus

The Preservative Party are a group aged 14-24 and they meet every week. They have been active since 2010 and have made films, given tours, run events, gone on trips and curated a series of brilliant exhibitions.

They curated the hugely successful ‘In Their Footsteps’ exhibition, looking at the experiences of people in Leeds during the First World War.

Leeds Art Gallery

A girl wearing a red beret is looking at sculptures in an art gallery, focusing specifically on a white marble sculpture of a woman covering her naked body

The Youth Collective is your chance to get involved and be inspired by our collections and exhibitions. We believe creativity has a positive impact on peoples wellbeing and welcome everyone aged 14-21 to connect and collaborate with us through co-curated events and workshops to access the arts and progress your career.

Full details about each of our youth events at the gallery are listed on the Leeds Art Gallery What’s on page.