Leeds City Museum

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 - Fri, 10.00-17.00
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

Light Lab

  • 3 April — 21 June 2015 *on now

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.

From beautiful paintings of gas-lit Leeds by artist John Atkinson Grimshaw to a Bronze Age lamp from Jericho and Javanese shadow puppets, this fascinating exhibition will take you on a journey through the history of light from early handmade clay lamps to beautiful chandeliers.

Turn your face upside down in a human kaleidoscope, try your hand at performing your own shadow puppet show and bend yourself into all sorts of shapes and sizes in our hall of mirrors.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/leedscitymuseum/Light-Lab.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.

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

Lunchtime Talk - Turning Points of the First World War

  • 7 July 2015 1-2pm

A Lunchtime talk on the Turning points of the First World War at Leeds City Museum.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
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.

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

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Leeds-City-Museum.aspx

E-mail

city.museum@leeds.gov.uk

Telephone

0113 224 3732

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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