Youth Engagement

Are you a young person aged 13 to 24?

We have a range of fun and exciting opportunities for you at Leeds Museums – from workshops to young curators’ groups, events and the chance to go behind the scenes. Check out the menus above to find out how to get involved!

Do you work with young people?

Our dedicated Youth Engagement Officer can provide 1-2-1 or group work sessions at Leeds City Museum, Kirkstall Abbey or Abbey House Museum, including tours and visits to our other sites. We also provide outreach visits to your youth project or community space. We have successfully worked with organisations including: Getaway Girls, The Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers, The Cupboard, Leeds University, residential children’s homes, foster care teams, social care teams, Youth Offending Service and Strong Voices. We have a strong partnership with the Leeds Council Youth Service.

Our Youth Engagement team offer specialised sessions designed with your need in mind, so why not get involved!

What do young people think about our projects?

“I really enjoy coming down to the museum and researching stuff like the Leeds Suffragettes.”

“I like sitting in the gallery and creating posters and poems on the collections.”

“I love the graffiti art sessions. I can’t wait to see my canvass on the wall.”

“Wow! Our WW1 plays filmed and shown in Broderick Hall – that’s cool!”


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Youth Partnership ProjectsYouth Partnership Projects<div class="ExternalClassBCFA52D526D443F0AF2F5D2BFB6E06B4"><p><span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><img width="395" height="225" src="/museumsandgalleries/PublishingImages/Concertina%20Images/Getaway-Girls-concertina-.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br><br></p> <p>​The Youth Engagement team at Leeds Museums and Galleries runs projects in partnership with youth organisations across the city, and delivers outreach visits and special sessions for youth projects. <br><br> We have successfully worked with organisations including: Getaway Girls, The Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers, The Cupboard, Leeds University, residential children’s homes, foster care teams, social care teams, Youth Offending Service and Strong Voices.We have a strong partnership with the Leeds Council Youth Service. <br><br><strong>Want to set up a partnership with us? Get in touch:</strong></p> <p>To discuss potential partnership projects with our Youth Engagement team, please contact the Youth Curator, Angela Thompson.<br><br>Email: <a href="mailto:youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk">youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk </a><br><br>Telephone: 0113 2243730 <br><br>Follow the Youth Curator on Twitter: @youthcurator</p></div>
Join the Vintage Youth ClubJoin the Vintage Youth Club<div class="ExternalClass1E827F4659F846BFA8096F9C9DBD05C9"><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/PublishingImages/Concertina%20Images/The%20Vintage%20Youth%20Club%20at%20Leeds%20Museums.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><br><br>Are you crazy about retro clothes? Would you like to explore our Costumes and Textiles collection and discover more about fashions from the past?</p> <p>The Vintage Youth Club might just be the place for you! </p> <p><strong>Who is it for?</strong><br>Anyone aged 13 to 24, with an interest in history or fashion.</p> <p><strong>When do we meet?</strong><br>On Wednesdays in term time 3.30pm – 5pm.</p> <p><strong>What do we do?</strong><br>You could get involved with everything from blogging to street style photography; exploring our fashion and textiles collections to helping develop community exhibition content.<br><br><strong>Who can I ask about the group?</strong><br>Contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Angie Thompson, if you have any questions.<br>Email: <a href="mailto:youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk">youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk</a></p></div>
Contact the Youth Engagement TeamContact the Youth Engagement Team<div class="ExternalClassDFD119D7D0624A2DB6FBB7FCFD726E59">​To discuss potential partnership projects with our Youth Engagement team, please contact the Youth Curator, Angela Thompson.<br><br>Email: <a href="mailto:youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk">youth.curator@leeds.gov.uk</a> <br><br>Telephone: 0113 2243730 <br><br>Follow the Youth Curator on Twitter: @youthcurator<br></div>