Leeds City Museum, Leeds

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Head to Leeds City Museum to discover the wonders of natural history. Visit the six galleries and temporary exhibitions. Explore each room to find treasures, such as the Leeds tiger and a mummy from ancient times. Dig for fossils, or check out informative displays from the collections of objects and art works. There may be an entrance fee for temporary exhibitions. Plan your Leeds City Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Leeds using our Leeds trip planner .
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  • I had some time to kill so thought I'd have a look around. Its Free entry. This was my my first trip to the city so I found it very informative. The history of Leeds exhibit is well worth a look  more »
  • We went to the museum today to see the chippendale 300 exhibition. The furniture was wonderful but viewing it was ruined by the very low lighting. We couldn't read the information and the photocopied ...  more »
  • Took some of our childminded children to see the natural world exhibit. We’d arranged a guided tour which cost £20 and our guide met us on arrival. We were shown round the lower ground floor where all...  more »
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  • I came here one rainy day with my 4 and 2 year old, they particularly loved the bottom floor and the animal displays, we spent a good 2-3 hours here exploring each of the floors. Special mention to the lovely cafe as we brought our own food, hoping for a picnic later but the rain never let up, they were very warm and welcoming and didn't mind us sitting in to eat. Really enjoyed our time here.
  • Really really love the bones exhibit on here currently!! Super exciting and interesting. The museum never gets old, wonderful day out in Leeds again and again and again!
  • Great for the kids as the exhibits are very interactive. They also had lots of places to play. Much bigger than expected inside and well thought out. Very clean facilities and friendly staff. Lovely child friendly cafe which also sold gluten free products. Free entry.
  • Natural history, Egyptology or cake... The museum has a very varied mix of things to see and do. Bugs under a microscope, tigers in a case, giant seashells in a window, rare furniture or an ancient mummy. You'll need the tasty cafe to sit and ponder the dozens of bizarre things you can see in a just a few interesting hours. There is no car park and the Museum is closed on Monday's. Sometimes the temporary display hall is empty and feels neglected - but it is a useful presentation space for visiting groups and events. There are disabled access toilets and lifts to all floors. Wheelchair and pushchair access is via the cafe.
  • Some exhibits are very good, the Skeleton one in particular. Some others not so and could do with a referb. The Leeds history section is very good.
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