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 Preservative Party, Leeds City Museum’s group for young volunteers, tell us about their recent trip to Berlin.
The second in our 1891 Fancy Dress Ball series, this time on the life of Wilfred Nicholson who attended dressed as Mephistopheles.
A rare Tibetan headdress with gorgeous turquoise and coral stones has just been conserved for display in Himalayan Fashion by Karen Horton.
On 15 March 1941, Leeds City Museum – as it stood in it’s original spot on Park Row – was struck by a bomb.
Explore the portraits in our ‘Sweepiana’ collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.
Uncover the story of Mary Wood, Dewsbury’s Wool Queen from 1931-32, in light of the Queens of Industry exhibition.
Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had ‘the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady’.
Explore the different framing trends for watercolour paintings through the John Sell Cotman exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
Explore how parliamentary elections in Leeds have changed over the last three centuries through our collections.
Discover the propaganda secrets contained inside our matchbox collection, with Radka Tobolkova.
Curator Ruth Martin answers the age old question: what does it take to change the temporary exhibition gallery from one show to another?