Meeting monthly at Leeds City Museum, the Sociable History club offers free talks and the chance to meet fellow history lovers. These events are aimed at the over 55s, but everyone is welcome.
We hold a diverse range of talks, from stories of celebrated Leeds residents to the fascinating histories of Leeds institutions.
When do we meet?
Sociable History Club events run every month, on Friday mornings, from 10.30am - 12pm.
No booking required.
Our 2017 programme includes:
10 Mar - 'The Leeds Mechanics Institute'
7 April - ‘The Victoria Cross Holders of Leeds’
5 May - 'Armley Mills, Enterprising Mill and Museum', with John McGoldrick, Curator of Industrial History
2 June - 'Victorian Folk Funerary Customs', with Helen Frisby (University of the West of England).
7 July - '500 Years of the Kirkstall Missal', with Philip Wilde Philip Wilde
Full Sociable History Club webpage
Come along to our community choir at Leeds City Museum!
Led by singing teacher Emma Sargison, the choir takes inspiration from the museum and the widely varied collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Our main aim is having fun and enjoying singing with others in a relaxed and friendly community atmosphere.
No audition is required and singers of all abilities are welcome, including absolute beginners. This is a fun way to gain vocal confidence whilst making new friends.
Visit Eventbrite for upcoming dates
Free baby-friendly talks from our curators for parents and carers with babies and toddlers.
These talks are only for parents and guardians with their babies, so there’s no need to worry about disturbing other guests. Free movement during the talks with a craft station, toys and books in the room for added entertainment. There is room for pushchairs, and nappy changing and toilet facilities close by.
FREE - drop-in
Coming up in 2017:
Sessions run on Thursdays from 10.30- 11.15am in the Thoresby Room on the lower ground floor of the museum.
- 16 Mar - Childhood in Victorian and early 20th century Leeds
- 1 June - Dino Parents by Neil Owen, Geology Curator.
- 6 July - Magical Minibeasts by Clare Brown, Curator of Natural Science.
- 14 Dec - Food and Drink with Nicola Pullan, Curator of Social History
See our What's On website for the latest listings
Our monthly creative session for adults!
Join us for a cup of tea and a craft making hour in our Learning Space.
Free, drop in.
First Wednesday of every month, 3-4pm - starting 8 March 2017.