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 Group Tours and Talks



Book a group talk or tour!

Leeds Discovery Centre welcomes visits from groups, whether you are interested in local history, curious about the museum or looking for a unique day out.

We offer several different options. Enjoy tea and a talks from one of our curators, who are experts in their various fields. We also provide 'Discovery Tours' from our curators, which include lunch.

Don’t forget, we offer FREE Behind the Scenes tours every Thursday at 11-12pm and 2pm-3pm!

Click to expandSample Curator talks


Options for curator talks include:

Social History
• Leeds in Living Memory
• Pot Luck! An introduction to social history pottery
• The Henry Collection of Sweepiana: a history of the chimney sweep
• Waddingtons, Toys and Games
• Music in Leeds. An introduction to instruments, sheet music and recordings
• Beyond the Trenches, Leeds in World War One


Archaeology
• The archaeology of Leeds
• Ancient Worlds. Highlights of the Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections


Costume and Textiles
• Tailoring. A history of this very British style
• Underwear. 300 years of what we have worn underneath
• The Fashionable High Street. Shopping for clothes in 20th century


Conservation
• A talk on museum conservation methods


Natural History
• Marvellous Mammals
• Brilliant Birds
• Super Skulls


World Cultures
• An Introduction African Masks and Sculpture
• Hats Off – World Headgear
• Mythical Beasts – Animal Powers around the World

 

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Click to expandBehind the scenes tours


One of the best ways to access and see our collections is to enjoy our free tours (no need to book)  held every Thursday at 11am and 2pm.

These highlight fascinating objects and delve into the stories behind some of our most unusual items. 

Behind the Scenes Tours

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Contact us to discuss the options or make a booking!

Tel: 0113 3782100

Email: discovery.centre@leeds.gov.uk  

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