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

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 german ww1 medal

Stories from the War

  • 20 August 2014 10am-12pm *on now
  • 23 August 2014 10am-12pm

Soldiers home and away: World War One objects commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Join our World War One projects curator for an in-depth look at objects telling the story of different people’s experiences of the First World War. Also an opportunity for you to bring your objects and tell us your stories.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking is essential, please contact 0113 378 2100.

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/events/Pages/default.aspx

Heritage Open Days 2014: Behind the Scenes Tour

  • 11 September 2014

Step inside the state-of-the-art museum storage facility, home to over one million fascinating objects. From elephant skulls to a medieval logboat, mummy bandages and meteorites, join us for a hands-on exploration of natural science, human history and ingenuity.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/behind-the-scenes-tour4

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.

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.

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

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