Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum
Millennium Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 8BH
England

Website

www.leeds.gov.uk/cityMuseum/

E-mail

city.museum@leeds.gov.uk

Telephone

0113 224 3732

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Image showing Leeds City Museum, a large possibly Victorian municipal building

The museum offers an exciting and fun day out for visitors of all ages.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues, Wed, Fri 11.00-18.00
Thurs 11.00-20.00
Sat, Sun 11.00-17.00

Closed: Mon except for Bank Holidays 11.00-16.00

Admission charges

Free

Part of a Designated Collection of national importance is on display at this museum.

Collection details

World Cultures, Social History, Natural Sciences, Archaeology, Coins and Medals

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Roman Empire: Power & People

  • 20 September 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

Roman Empire: Power & People brings together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

Highlights include sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and even near-perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

The exhibition explores the wealth, power and organisation of the Empire, but also how the Romans viewed their provinces and other peoples. Religious, military and personal objects give an insight into the lives of people across the Empire, from northern Britain to Egypt and the Middle East. These fascinating objects show how the influences of the many people and places that the Romans came into contact with were absorbed and adapted into the Empire.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/leedscitymuseum/Roman-Empire.aspx

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of multangular building

Roman York

  • 23 October 2014 5:30-6:30pm *on now

York (Roman Eboracum) was unique in Roman Britain in being both a major military base and urban centre. Its remains are largely buried below the modern city but archaeological investigations have revealed many of its secrets, including buildings, streets and details of the daily lives of its people.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/roman-york-an-ancient-city-revealed.aspx

Roman Object Handling

  • 28 October 2014 10am-12pm

Drop in to the exhibition to handle real Roman artefacts from across the Empire.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/eventsResults.aspx?d=28/10/2014

A Zoo in my Pocket

  • 30 October 2014 10am-12pm

Drop in to the exhibition to learn about animals in the Roman world through the coins they appear on.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/a-zoo-in-my-pocket.aspx

We love the Romans

  • 31 October 2014 11am-3pm

Free fun activity day, roaming with the Romans! Get into character with Roman Rory.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/we-love-the-romans.aspx

A Cock and Bull Story

  • 6 November 2014 5:30-6:30pm

The Portable Antiquities Scheme has been running for 16 years, recording the bits of archaology that are found by members of the public by chance. There are nearly one million objects on our public database.

This talk will focus on the most interesting recent finds from Yorkshire, ranging from spectacular single brooches to hoards of coins.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/a-cock-and-bull-story.aspx

Roman Rory's Saturnalia Club

  • 6 December 2014 11am-12:15pm
  • 13 December 2014 11am-12:15pm
  • 20 December 2014 11am-12:15pm

Help Roman Rory make Roman themed decorations for our festive museum trees.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/roman-rorys-saturnalia-club.aspx

Making Mischief

  • 27 — 28 December 2014 11am-12pm

Help Roman Rory make Roman themed decorations for our festive museum trees.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/making-mischief.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=580

A resource about Nesyamun, an Egyptian mummy. Learn about the Ancient Egyptians through the objects they left behind, including jewellery, mysterious mummys, strange languages and temple ruins.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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