Leeds Museum Discovery Centre

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.

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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

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


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


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

Objects and Stories


Explaining how and why objects ended up in museums in Leeds


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

The Discovery Club


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

Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LB

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0113 214 1548


0113 214 6539

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