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.

Voices Of Asia

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

Voices of Asia is a spectacular new gallery at Leeds City Museum which celebrates the sights, sounds, and culture of Asia and the Asian communities that live right here on our doorstep in Leeds.

Journey through the world’s largest continent by exploring seven themes from Faiths & Festivals to Trade & War, Fashion & Style to Music, Dance, Theatre & Film to Eating Out & Eating In and Faith in Focus.

The title ‘Voices of Asia’ was deliberately chosen to represent the many Asian communities that live within the city, the different languages spoken in the continent, and passion for contemporary film that will be incorporated in the new displays. The displays, which have been planned in partnership with local Asian community groups and a local Advisory Network, will stay in the space for around five years, but will change annually to reflect different projects, themes and world faiths

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/leedscitymuseum/Voices-Of-Asia.aspx

The Labour of Heracules

  • 23 January — 15 March 2015 *on now

This exhibition explores one of the classical world’s most famous heroes through the lithographs and etchings of New Zealand artist Marian Maguire. Taking Herakles out of his ancient context, and portraying him as an early pioneer in nineteenth-century New Zealand, these works invite us to question what it means to be a hero.

Light Lab

  • 3 April — 21 June 2015

MuseumLight is a fundamental part of our everyday life and we have been making and using light for thousands of years. Come and explore the history and significance of light through the ages, get hands on with the science of light and carry out your own experiments in our light lab.

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.

Café Scientifique

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Tiny Tigers story time

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Rory's Saturday Club

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Tiny Tigers

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

History Thursday

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Classical world in Modern Culture

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Nostalgic Games Afternoon

  • 28 January 2015 2-4pm *on now

Join us the last Wednesday of the month for classic board games in the café

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Artist workshop - Mythical Prints’

  • 8 February 2015 11am-1pm

Find magical animals, people and plants in the museum, then join an artist and make a picture of it on a printing plate: using inks and rollers, do one print to add to our Hercules exhibition board and one to take home.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Superheroes, Capes and Capers

  • 17 — 18 February 2015 10am-4pm

Capes at the ready! Zoom over to the museum to dream up your own superhero or superheroine

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Manga Comic Strip Workshop

  • 17 February 2015 12-4pm

Be inspired by our collections and create your own Manga comic strip style super hero/heroine

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Study Day - Leeds Chinese Collections and the Chinese Zodiac

  • 19 February 2015 11am-3pm

With Antonia Lovelace, Curator of World Cultures

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

We Love Heroes & Heroines

  • 20 February 2015 11am-3pm

Ready... Set... Zoom to the museum for a free fun activity day. Discover the heroes and heroines at the museum, and become your very own superhero! Sponsored by and run in partnership with the Grammar School at Leeds.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Study Day - Women in Music

  • 26 February 2015 11am-3pm

Come and spend the day at Leeds City Museum with Kitty Ross, Curator of Social History

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Magical Print Making

  • 8 March 2015 11am-4pm

Drop in to this special artist-led workshop to create your own printing design, roll on the ink and make an artwork! Inspired by mythology, legends and heroes in the museum. All ages welcome

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Study Day - Introducing the First World War with Project Curator Lucy Moore

  • 19 March 2015 11am-3pm

Study Day - Introducing the First World War with Project Curator Lucy Moore

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Time Travellers' Treasure Hunt

  • 3 — 19 April 2015

Tick tock goes the Harrison Clock. Step through the clock, navigate your way around the museum, treasure hunting and solving the challenges to enter a prize draw!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Build a Toy Time Machine

  • 7 April 2015 10am-4pm

Tick tock goes the Harrison Clock. Build your own toy time machine, and step through the clock for your own adventures - where will you travel to?

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Time Traveller photography

  • 14 April 2015 12-4pm

Photography workshop for young people

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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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