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.
Leeds City Museum, Temple Newsam House, Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey all gained the 5 year Sandford Award for Heritage Education.
Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had ‘the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady’.
Explore how parliamentary elections in Leeds have changed over the last three centuries through our collections.
Sarah Allen explores the impact of museum objects on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
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”.
Discover the history behind Leeds businessman George Bray, the 19th century gas lighting pioneer who changed the face of Britain.
Explore the fascinating history of the nation’s favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.
Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek.
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.