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Leeds City Museum, originally established in 1819, reopened in 2008 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is housed in the former Mechanics' Institute built by Cuthbert Brodrick, in Cookridge Street (now Millennium Square), which has been redeveloped to a design by Austin-Smith:Lord architects and Buro Happold engineers. Gallery and exhibit design is provided by Redman Design. It is one of nine sites in the Leeds Museums & Galleries group.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Stunning place to visit. The staff are all friendly and the history there is impeccable. Free to visit which is also good! You get a map upon entry to keep for memories. Very interactive with props to use and other fun ways to get involved. Would highly recommend a visit here if not just for the gift shop!
This place was a surprise and a delight. Tbis was my first visit and just popped in to see the Chippendale exhibition. It is a fascinating building with plenty to see. The shop is one if the best museum shops I have seen and the cafe provided a pleasant break between viewing the exhibits.
Interesting museum. I decided to take the kids to the museum. We had been walking past for about a year and decided it was time to try. What a little gem of a museum, we started downstairs looking at all the animals. We moved through each level and each level was better than the last. Wonderfully curated museum and perfect for wet day.
My 4 year old twins enjoyed going round. There are various interactive bits which they enjoyed. The café took a long time to serve. I think due to lack of staff. Considering it was half term and having more visitors, you would have thought they'd have more staff.
I took my 7 year old daughter to this museum. Absolutely brilliant. A nice trip to Leeds city center and a very interesting museum to make a day out with family.
Not been before and decided to take my son. It was a friday morning and they had an arts and crafts club running which was totally free. My son enjoyed joining in. He also enjoyed looking round the museum especially looking at the tiger and other animals within the exhibit. Staff where friendly and helpful and is fully accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs with ramps at the entrance and a lift within the building. It has a lovely looking cafe too and although we didn't visit this time I will make sure to do so on my next visit.
It has changed its location since the last time I visited the building it is in now was the LEEDS THEATRE (IN 1980s.. ME AND MY BROTHER PLAYED WAR BEES IN A PLAY CALLED......"THE BEEPLE"......WAS FOR THE LEEDS AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY ) ......they still have the Bengal Tiger (used to scare the hell out of me when I was a kid 🙈) lots of interesting things to see and do. Kids and adults will enjoy this museum .
Great for kids and the elderly alike. Free entry and wheelchair accessible. Little cafe underneath is pleasant too.
It is a great shame that this venue felt that an event revealing the shortcomings of our media, and proving how it knowingly does not always give the public the truth and also delivers propaganda dressed as facts, was not appropriate for the museum. This issue is extremely important and is something that every single person should be made aware of for the good of our country, and indeed the world. The fact that you would prevent such an incredibly revealing and important event to take place at this venue is a detriment to freedom of speech and lets down your museum and its management. Shame on you.