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Leeds City Museum, Leeds
(3.7/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Leeds, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Leeds itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Leeds has to offer, including Leeds City Museum.
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  • Disappointing visit. the whole museum seemed to be geared toward children and education. Large ground floor area underused, quite an opportunity missed 
  • Free to enter, interesting information about the development of Leeds along with several random exhibits. Several interactive activities although some had pieces missing or were broken. Suit all ages. 
  • I like the display of the city centre and all its history in time order. The Asian gallery is impressive. 
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  • Surprisingly nice museum. Well laid out exhibits, good exhibits. For me though, a building adds to the experience and a lot of the building was uninspiring and modern. Great for a small city though
  • We love this place! Open all throughout the year. Free entry & my boys (8 & 9yrs) never get tired of going. The favourite area is always Ancient Egypt, where you can see a real Mummy! The staff are always friendly and helpful. I wouldn't eat in the restaurant though as I find their prices too much. But with plenty of places to eat near by it makes for a great day out.
  • Very disappointing from the beginning. Few exhibits which is surprising considering the expanses of history this museum is attempting to cover. Poorly laid out and too little detail. Leeds has an incredible and rich history but it wasn't reflected in this exhibition. Perhaps it will grow and develop over time.
  • Great free museum. Cafe tasty but pricey
  • Fabulous free museum for adults and kids. Great for a school trip.