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 For All Seasons


For All Seasons

Leeds City Museum:
10 February – 28 August 2017


Whatever the weather, come and explore how the world around us changes with the seasons. From the first spring flowers to the cold chill of winter, join us as we take a journey through the year.

Do you know what clothes you need to pack to keep you cool on a summer holiday? Can you find enough food to store away for the long winter months? Come and try for yourself in our new exhibition. With lots of hands-on activities there’s plenty for all the family.

From atmospheric paintings of autumn woods to beautifully decorated Easter eggs, this fun exhibition showcases a wide range of our collection. Explore how the seasons have been represented in art and culture, how we’ve dressed for the weather and how the natural world responds to the changing seasons.

Inspired by the exhibition? There’s plenty more ways to carry on exploring the seasons through our events programme below.

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Sign and Sing
Join Tiny Signers for singing, puppets, musical instruments, stories and of course BSL signs.

Thu 23 Feb, Thu 2, 9, 16 Mar, 10.30-11.30am.
Free, booking required.

Mini Maestros
Join Mini Maestros for creative, fun music classes at the museum. For children aged 2+ but younger siblings are welcome to come along too.

Thu 20, 27 Apr, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 10.30-11.30am.
Free, booking required.

To book, email or book direct on our Eventbrite listings.​​

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Dressing for the seasons

Special talks by the M&S Company Archive, exploring how M&S have dressed us for winter and summer through the decades.

  • From Botany Wool to Winceyette: Winter at M&S
    – Thu 2 Mar 2017
  • Style for the Sun: Swimwear at M&S
    – Thu 18 May, 10.30-11.30am.

    Free, booking required. (Call 0113 378 5001 or email to book a place.)

Lino printing

Fri 3 Mar & Fri 12 May, 1-4pm.

£10 per session, including tea/coffee.

Join designer and printmaker Kirstie Williams to create your own lino print. You will have the opportunity to create your own lino print and will print your own edition of prints or cards to take away. You will use elements of the exhibition and focus imagery around the seasons theme. The workshop is aimed at beginners although those with more experience will have the opportunity to create a two colour print across the two sessions.

All materials provided.

Call 0113 378 5001 or email to book a place.

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​Journey through the changing seasons with your class in the exhibition. With storytelling, sensory exploration and animal binoculars. Make a full day of it and visit the animals in the Life on Earth gallery too.

Thu 16 & Fri 17 Mar
Science and Seasons workshops for children with additional needs, as part of British Science Week
1 hour workshop, £45

Tuesdays-Fridays during the exhibition
Seasons Storytelling workshops for Early Years/Key Stage 1
1 hour workshop, £45

For enquiries and bookings contact Natalie Haigh, Learning & Access Officer, 0113 378 7122 or