Street vendors were an inherent aspect of Victorian Britain, but often forgotten…
Discover the colourful histories behind our city’s many communities with David Harrison.
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.
The first in a series exploring the children who attended the Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball at Leeds Town Hall in 1891.
Explore the portraits in our ‘Sweepiana’ collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.
Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had ‘the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady’.
Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.
Conservator Emma pieces together the Dalton Parlours (AD 200 -370) skull on display in the Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition.
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.