Museums

WELLCOME IMAGE AWARDS @ THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM 2016

WELLCOME IMAGE AWARDS @ THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM 2016

Image – (Wiring the human brain – Alfred Anwander, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences). 2016 Wellcome Image Awards going on show at Thackray Medical Museum The Wellcome Image Awards are coming to Leeds with an exhibition at Thackray Medical Museum. Opening to the public on 17th March, the exhibition will provide […]

Light Lab

Light Lab

Get hands on and explore the science and wonder of light through time in our brand-new, family friendly exhibition which looks at how we have used and made light across the centuries. How does it travel? What happens when you mix different coloured light? Carry out your own light-based experiments and find out for yourself! […]

Herakles

Herakles

The Labours of Herakles explores one of the classical world’s most famous heroes through the lithographs and etchings of New Zealand artist Marian Maguire. Taking Herakles out of his ancient context, and portraying him as nineteenth century colonist in New Zealand, these works invite us to question what it means to be a hero. Marian […]

Relive the spirit of the Titanic at Bagshaw Museum – February 8

Relive the spirit of the Titanic at Bagshaw Museum – February 8

To commemorate the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage, a one-off presentation entitled ‘Titanic – A History Wardrobe’ is to be held at Bagshaw Museum in Batley. The presentation will take people back to the spirit of 1912 Edwardian society and give an insight into life on the RMS Titanic through costumes of the day, documents […]

Come and Spend Christmas at St George’s Crypt

Come and Spend Christmas at St George’s Crypt

The Crypt goes out of its way to provide a family Christmas for the homeless, destitute and vulnerable of Leeds. This includes a three course Christmas lunch, presents to kids in need through partnership with the Church and Community groups and a warm, inviting, familiar space for people to relax and enjoy the Christmas spirit. […]

Fright at the Medical Museum

Fright at the Medical Museum

On Friday 1st November 2013 the brave and the bold are invited to a deadly event at the Thackray Medical Museum. Prepare to be scared as a regular visit to a medical museum is about to go horribly wrong. It’s Dia de Muertos- day of the dead- when those long passed will awaken and crawl […]

Rare Degas bronze acquired by Leeds Museums & Galleries

Rare Degas bronze acquired by Leeds Museums & Galleries

Leeds Museums and Galleries have secured a rare Edgar Degas (1834-1917) bronze – ‘Portrait of a Woman: Head Resting on One Hand’ – for their nationally significant sculpture collection. The acquisition was made possible by the government’s Acceptance In Lieu scheme, administered by Arts Council England. The sculpture, once owned by one of Britain’s most […]

MATTHEW LEWIS CASTS A SPELL OVER THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM

MATTHEW LEWIS CASTS A SPELL OVER 
THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM

Matthew toured the Museum’s new Magic of Medicine exhibition and was enchanted by the fascinating insights into the links between the history of magic and medicine, and how medical notions and magical potions still complement each other in modern-day practice. Matthew said “It was great being taken round the Thackray Museum’s Magic of Medicine exhibition. […]

Spring Events at Royal Armouries

Spring Events at Royal Armouries

The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show Dave Toole is a dancer, choreographer and performer from Leeds. In 2012 he was the man who flew high above the Paralympic Opening Ceremony however that is the least of what he has done. Johnny Eck was an American freak show performer born without the lower half of […]

Royal Armories – Medieval Easter

Royal Armories – Medieval Easter

Medieval Easter Friday, 29 March – Sunday, 14 April 2013 Join us this Easter as we welcome Robin Hood and his band of outlaws to the Royal Armouries, for our medieval activities. Discover the lives of the real Robin Hood and his Merry Men in a variety of talks, tours and handling sessions, search for […]