Museums

A GREAT WELCOME AWAITS YOU

A GREAT WELCOME AWAITS YOU

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds  has reopened its doors to visitors following a six-month closure. The first week of opening has been a great success. Visitors to the museum were able to discover many of the treasures of the collection in the War, Oriental, Self-defence and Hunting Galleries. The spectacular Hall of Steel with […]

HIDDEN HISTORY OF LEEDS’S MAGNIFICENT MACHINES

HIDDEN HISTORY OF LEEDS’S MAGNIFICENT MACHINES

Exported across the globe, they were the extraordinary engines which helped power Leeds to the summit of industrial excellence. But their unrivalled efficiency was also harnessed to support the growth of huge mining, railway and forced labour operations in hundreds of colonial territories. Now, thanks to an innovative partnership project at Leeds Industrial Museum, new […]

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of history now council-run venues across the city have officially reopened. Leeds Museums and Galleries sites closed earlier this year as part of a city-wide effort to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past few months, the team has continued to engage tens of thousands of […]

ITS FREE AND FASCINATING

ITS FREE AND FASCINATING

The Royal Armouries are looking forward to providing a warm welcome to visitors to their Leeds museum, which displays objects from one of the largest collections of historic arms and armour in the world. Visitors to the museum can explore displays of arms and armour from across the world and through time with over 4,500 […]

THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM ….

THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM ….

The National Coal Mining Museum has opened its doors after nearly five months of closure due to the Coronavirus lockdown, work behind the scenes will allow the museum to welcome visitors back to the site with two brand new exhibitions and a newly restored Headstock Visitors will follow a pre-determined route, using an optional family […]

A WALK THROUGH TIME…….

A WALK THROUGH TIME…….

A flamboyant and fanciful dream to create a menagerie filled with animals and plants from across the globe at the heart of a Leeds suburb. And although the grandiose scheme was ultimately doomed to failure, the remnants of the Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens can still be seen around Headingley almost two centuries later. Now […]

ROYAL ARMOURIES LAUNCHES FIRST ON LINE EXHIBITION

ROYAL ARMOURIES LAUNCHES FIRST ON LINE EXHIBITION

Before they closed the doors to their Leeds museum the Royal Armouries were busy putting the finishing touches to a major new exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, as well as a supporting programme of Tudor Power & Glory events. The exhibition is on pause and the events postponed for now, but […]

DIGITAL DISCOVERY SESSIONS

DIGITAL DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Museum-lovers across Leeds will get the chance to travel back in time and explore thousands of years of history from home thanks to a new series of online digital discovery sessions. With council-run museums and galleries and many schools currently closed as part of efforts to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, staff in the museums […]

JAPAN COMES TO LOTHERTON HALL

JAPAN COMES TO LOTHERTON HALL

A new exhibition will take visitors to Lotherton on a journey to Japan thanks to fascinating links forged decades ago by a Leeds diplomat and his family.  Making Japan, which opens on March 1, will see the Aberford estate bridge a gap of more than 5,000 miles to explore three centuries of the island nation’s […]

TRIBUTE TO LEEDS GENIUS INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS

TRIBUTE TO LEEDS GENIUS INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS

Leeds has a fascinating history of genius inventors and inventions. Here’s seven amazing ideas which were made right here and you can learn more at Leeds Industrial Museum’s Leeds to Innovation exhibition: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/events/leeds-industrial-museum/leeds-to-innovation Jelly Tots Popular sweet Jelly Tots were invented by accident by Horsforth scientists Dr Brain Boffey. He was working as a young research […]

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