Leeds City Museum
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Explore Leeds City Museum for free and visit our four floors of interactive and exciting galleries. Meet Nesyamun, the Leeds mummy in his final resting place in the Ancient Worlds gallery and dig for fossils in the Life on Earth gallery. Discover the history of Leeds and explore the latest temporary exhibition on the third floor. Activities and workshops run throughout the year for families and adults, including school holiday events and multi-sensory sessions.
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Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
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Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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