Leeds Museum Discovery Centre

Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LB
England

Website

www.leeds.gov.uk/discoverycentre

E-mail

discovery.centre@leeds.gov.uk

Telephone

0113 214 1548

Fax

0113 214 6539

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Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
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Home to a million wonders...

Leeds Museum Discovery Centre is the city's purpose built museum storage and conservation facility. As only 5% of Leeds Museums and Galleries collections can be displayed at only one time, the Discovery Centre houses objects not on permanent display at other sites across the city.

From elephant skulls to a medieval log boat, discover many more treasures with regular behind the scenes tours and family activities.

Based at Clarence Dock near Leeds city centre, the new Discovery Centre provides access to the collections and is a fantastic resource for schools, educational groups and researchers.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Visits are by appointment. To arrange, please contact us on 0113 214 1548. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Thursday 11am -12 noon and 2pm -3pm free behind the scenes tours.

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

- Toilets
- Baby change facility
- Disabled access
- Induction loops
- Free parking
- Conference and Meeting rooms
- To book a wheelchair for your visit please contact us on 0113 214 1548

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Natural Sciences, Weapons and War, World Cultures

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

When the Lamps Went out: Life on Tyneside in the First World War

  • 25 October 2014 — 28 June 2015 *on now

By Christmas 1914, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne reported that over 21,000 men had been recruited following the outbreak of the First World War on 4 August 1914.

This exhibition takes a glimpse at what life was like here on Tyneside for those back on the home front, building on the collections and archive material kept at Discovery Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives.

For more information about the Wor Life 1914-18 programme and a list of events that you can get involved with, please visit www.worlife.org.uk

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/whats-on/exhibitions/when-the-lamps-went-out-life-on-tyneside-in-the-first-world-war.html

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.

Behind the scenes guided tours

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Super Shells

  • 24 January 2015 10am-12pm

A chance to get up close and examine shells from the very small to the very large from one of the most important concology collections in the country.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Flowers and Figures in Asian textiles

  • 18 February 2015 10am-12pm

Investigate gorgeous weaves, embroideries and prints from Asia and embroider your own motif

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

How do I look

  • 14 March 2015 10am-12pm

a chance to get closer to historic hairdressing and barbering items in the museum collections"

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Spring Animals

  • 8 April 2015 10am-12pm

Craft activities, behind the scenes tours and close encounters using our fabulous natural science collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Ancient Egypt

  • 15 April 2015 10am-12pm

Join us for Egyptian crafts and activities, and investigate our amazing Egyptology collection. Includes a behind the scenes tour!

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.

The Discovery Club

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/discoverycentre/Discovery_Centre/Learning_Zone/Young_People.aspx

The Discovery Club is for aspiring artists, and lets you practise your art skills using different techniques, all based on inspiring objects from our museum collections.

How to obtain

Check on What's On on the Leeds Discover Centre website or contact sarah.barton@leeds.gov.uk or 0113 2141567

China in Yorkshire

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=478

A resource about some of the Chinese objects in Yorkshire museums including bride and groom dolls and dragon fans.

Publisher

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

Objects and Stories

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=567

Explaining how and why objects ended up in museums in Leeds

Publisher

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