Museums

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 […]

NEW EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM

NEW EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM

The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike pitted the National Union of Mineworkers against Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government in a struggle for the future of Britain. The story of the strike has often been told from the perspective of men, but in a brand new exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield open until the 3rd […]

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 […]

THE TIP OF THE CAP

THE TIP OF THE CAP

  Traditional Yorkshire flat caps created using a Leeds museum’s vintage looms could be in line for a top national arts award. The classic White Rose county headgear is part of the Armley Weave range, which uses cloth produced on the historic equipment at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, once home to the largest woollen mill […]

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

On the evening of March 14, 1941, staff at Leeds City Museum safely locked away their incredible collection of exhibits, antiquities and curiosities for the night. Among the thousands of items on display inside was a magnificent elephant’s skeleton, a rare collection of stamps on loan from the Leeds Philatelic Society and the famous Leeds tiger […]

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 […]