Behind the scenes

Free store tours every Thursday at 11:00am and 2pm.

This unique centre helps us preserve and protect over one million intriguing objects and treasures from our dress and textile, social history, natural science, geology, archaeology and world cultures collections. From toucans to telephones, meteorites and masks, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

One of the best ways to access and see our collections is to enjoy our free store tours held every Thursday at 11am and 2pm (no need to book ahead). These unique tours highlight fascinating objects and delve into the stories behind some of our most unusual items.

Get a taste of a store tour in our Volunteer Guide Pamela's blog post!

For more information about visiting our store, please contact us on 0113 378 2100 or email​​​​