Young people

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.

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

Leeds City Museum Ancient Worlds Gallery

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.

Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum victorian street

​The Vintage Youth Club are a dedicated group of young people aged 13-21 who have an interest in history, art and design. They meet once a fortnight to go behind the scenes and work on curating upcoming youth displays in the museum.

Come along to learn the tricks of the museum trade and meet new friends. It looks great on your CV!

Leeds Art Gallery

What's on

Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, you can explore paintings and sculpture collections with the Youth Collective. Meet Curators, host teen tours and plan exciting events and workshops at the gallery.

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

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