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Plan your day out in Leeds! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic houses and more.

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Object of the Week: The big 19th century Bengal tiger at the front of Leeds City Museum

The Leeds tiger was bought by wealthy Leeds industrialist William Gott in 1862. It was originally shot by a decorated soldier in the Himalayas 16 year earlier.

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Bafflingly brilliant: A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham at the Henry Moore Institute

Matter, physics, process and monuments to labour; John Latham rethought the limits and possibilities of art and he gets his day in a show pairing him with sixteen artists at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

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Inside the exotic Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam, Leeds's Tudor-Jacobean country mansion

With its handpainted wallpaper, the Chinese Drawing Room at the Tudor Jacobean mansion of Temple Newsam is one of Leeds’s most lavishly decorated rooms.

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Florence Nightingale's letter about "vision" which called her to nursing set for first display in public

An unseen letter from Florence Nightingale detailing the inspiration which called her to pursue her nursing career has been uncovered in a former family home in Cornwall.

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

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Royal Armouries exhibition to pair iconic Waterloo artworks with arms and armour from the battle

Royal Armouries Leeds is marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a special exhibition that carefully matches arms and armour with works of art.

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World War I Leeds Pals village and German POW camp rediscovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists have found sauce and beer bottles, broken crockery and children's toys from a rural Yorkshire village which once housed workers, Leeds Pals battalions and German Prisoners of War.

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What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had worn a bulletproof vest? asks Royal Armouries

A researcher at the Royal Armouries in Leeds is researching the ballistic qualities of a vest that could have saved the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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In Pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harewood House's Tour de France

William, Kate and Prince Harry saw the Tour off, cycling star Lizzie Armistead camped overnight and The Red Arrows and World War II planes soared as Le Tour visited Yorkshire.

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