Museums

MAKING HISTORY

MAKING HISTORY

Two centuries of captivating stories about the many people, places and objects that helped shape the city of Leeds have been brought together for an historic new exhibition. Leeds City Museum is celebrating two hundred years of the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection, from its origins with the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society to being […]

MINING MUSEUM’S PIT PONIES MOVE HOME…

MINING MUSEUM’S PIT PONIES MOVE HOME…

The National Coal Mining Museum’s much-loved pit ponies and Clydesdale are moving home in readiness for 21st July when it opens to the public. Their brand-new stables in the Hope Pit area of the site offer more space to share the story of the thousands of working horses who were essential to England’s coal mining […]

HISTORY COMES ALIVE

HISTORY COMES ALIVE

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is reopened its doors today to welcome back visitors safely. All galleries will be fully open for visitors to explore the national collection of arms of armour for free. In line with social distancing, visitor numbers are limited so people are advised to pre-book tickets on the Royal Armouries […]

LOOK BACK IN TIME AT OUR CITY’S HISTORY

LOOK BACK IN TIME AT OUR CITY’S HISTORY

For centuries it helped swell the surging waters of British industry by harnessing the power of the River Aire. From making oil that powered some of the world’s first locomotives to manufacturing putty that repaired London after The Blitz, Thwaite Watermill played an important part in Leeds becoming a powerhouse of production. Today an online […]

LEEDS MUSEUMS SCOOP A PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

LEEDS MUSEUMS SCOOP A PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

A project giving budding curators in Leeds the chance to work with one of the country’s top contemporary art collections has scooped a prestigious industry award. Leeds Art Gallery’s Youth Art Collective received the Volunteers for Museum Learning award for Yorkshire from The British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust during an online ceremony attended […]

AND THE WINNER IS….

AND THE WINNER IS….

A life-changing learning project giving young people with additional educational needs the chance to work with a spectacular collection of historic museum exhibits has scooped a prestigious national award. Careers for All, run by Leeds Museums and Galleries was named Museums and Heritage Award Learning Programme of the Year 2020 for providing young people with […]

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 […]