Vanessa Jones gives context to the costumes featured in the new BBC One drama, Gentleman Jack.
Ahead of the upcoming Music exhibition in 2020, Ellie Parmenter has uncovered an early predecessor to the Leeds Festival we know today.
With over 1.3 million objects, we’ve been exploring the different ways that our audiences interpret them.
Discover the fascinating trove of letters from the archive of Sydney Kitson in Leeds Art Gallery.
Street vendors were an inherent aspect of Victorian Britain, but often forgotten…
Whilst digitising our collection, we discovered a publication whose author has a very interesting history…
Miss Nora Passavant dressed as ‘The Leeds Daily Papers’ at the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball. Joshua King explores the life of Nora and the rest of the Passavant women.
The second in our 1891 Fancy Dress Ball series, this time on the life of Wilfred Nicholson who attended dressed as Mephistopheles.
Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
In May 1968 the Leeds Infirmary (now the Leeds General Infirmary) opened its doors at its current location on Great George Street. However, its first visitors were not in need of medical attention but art lovers.
The first in a series exploring the children who attended the Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball at Leeds Town Hall in 1891.
While looking for objects associated with Leeds General Infirmary, Rebecca Fallas was drawn to a picture of this kindly looking but clearly formidable woman.