Chris Bovis navigates the largely destroyed history of the Gascoigne family.
Discover the colourful histories behind our city’s many communities with David Harrison.
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.
On 15 March 1941, Leeds City Museum – as it stood in it’s original spot on Park Row – was struck by a bomb.
Conservator Emma pieces together the Dalton Parlours (AD 200 -370) skull on display in the Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition.
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”.
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.
Ahead of its opening in 2 weeks, Costume and Textiles intern Kay Eggleston gives us a behind the scenes look at preparing for the Fashionable Yorkshire exhibition!
Social History Curator Nicola Pullan explores Christmas objects from the collection – from trees to pantomime Christmas may only come once a year, but in social history we have a nice collection of objects for the festive season, as people in Leeds have been celebrating for centuries. This morning I did my first ever toddler…