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 Youth programme



Do you want to learn new skills, make new friends and work with weird and wonderful things – like dinosaur bones and Egyptian mummies?

Click on the links below to find out more about how you can get involved in our programme for young people.

Download our 2017 events programme (opens as PDF)!

Click to expand20 Things to Do Before You're 20

#1 Design a tattoo - January – April 
Pick up an entry form at Leeds City Museum.

#2 Graffiti - 17th Feb 2017
11am - 3pm
Work with Urban Artist Elliot Wigzell and add to our amazing Egyptian urban art mural, using graffiti  materials and Ancient Egyptian symbols and images

#3 Become a comic genius - 4th April 2017
10am-12pm & 1pm -3pm
Take part in a comic strip masterclass with artist Jim Medway, exploring the mystery of a 125,000 year old hippo from Armley

#4 Tell your story Growing Older Poetry Competition
16th May 2017 – 1st August 2017 (noon)
Tell your story: what does growing older mean to you. Enter our Growing Older poetry competition
 
#5 Hold a dinosaur bone 2nd June 2017
10am-12pm
Meet our curator of Geology, Neil Owen, and get up close to real dinosaur bones and other prehistoric specimens

#6 Get a tattoo Summer Holidays
Summer hols Thur 27th July – Sun 3rd Sept
 Get a free temporary tattoo, designed exclusively in our tattoo competition

#7 Travel the world Summer Holidays
Summer hols Thur 27th July – Sun 3rd Sept
Travel the world in Leeds City Museum with a free self-guided trail and free tours
 
#8 Learn to survive 15th August
10am-12pm & 1pm -3pm
Could you survive in the wilderness? Pick up tips and hints at our Survival workshop!

#9 Create: Comics 23rd September
11am-1pm
As part of the Thought Bubble Festival, create a museum comic strip in our free workshop
 
#10 Be a CSI investigator  24th October 2016
10am-12pm & 1pm -3pm
What can we learn from human skeletons? Find out at our CSI workshop

Click to expandPreservative Party

 
 
"The Preservative Party has a friendly and enthusiastic social atmosphere! 
It has also given me the great opportunity to gain experience within the museum industry, as well as learning transferable skills for my CV."
 
We are a group of 14-24 year olds who meet every week to do projects with Leeds Museums and Galleries. The group has been going since 2010 and since then we’ve made films, given tours, run events, gone on trips and curated exhibitions. 
 
It’s a great way to meet new people, get involved in something different, and get valuable real world skills for your future. 

We are currently working on projects about Protest in Leeds and the Leeds Music scene, look out for our displays at Leeds City Museum in 2017.
  
 
How to join:

Please contact Esther Amis-Hughes for more information. 
 
Telephone: 0113 3787120
Email: preservativeparty@gmail.com     
 
Twitter: @PresParty

Click to expand​Design a Tattoo Competition

We want you to design a tattoo inspired by Leeds City Museum!

You can use any of our amazing objects as inspiration: from the mummy, to the tiger! Just look around the galleries and draw what you see.


Open to: Anyone aged 11 –24. Prize: The winning design will be made into a temporary tattoo which will be given away to visitors in summer 2017. You’ll also bag £30 of Amazon vouchers.

Deadline: Enter between 17 January 2017 and 30 April 2017.

Download the entry form