Arthur Louis Aaron: A WW2 Hero From Leeds

Uncover the heroic story of Arthur Louis Aaron: an RAF pilot from Leeds who “set an example of devotion to duty which has seldom been equaled and never surpassed”.

Monopoly: The Leeds Edition

Explore the fascinating history of the nation’s favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.

Lotus Flowers are Blooming in Leeds

With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.

Anonymous Women in the Collection

Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek. 

Dying Matters: Marking Burials

Curator of Archaeology Kat Baxter dishes the dirt on fascinating stone grave markers in the collection from burials in Leeds, going back thousands of years.

Imagining Little Red Riding Hood

Social History Curator Kitty Ross explores the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it’s many illustrations, in light of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.

The ‘Cotmania’ Archive: From Leeds to the Web

On John Sell Cotman’s 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman’s work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as ‘Cotmania’.