The famous, man-eating Leeds Tiger, a 3,000 year-old-mummy that survived WWII, the gothic ruins of a 12th century Cistercian monastery and ‘the best cinema in the world’ are just some of the treasures waiting to be discovered as you work your way through this hand-picked selection of museums in Leeds. (Check out our favourite art galleries in the city too!)
Here are our picks
Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH - Visit now
Featuring a man-eating tiger, interactive exhibits spanning 540 million years of discovery, and displays dedicated to telling the story of Leeds from prehistory to the modern day, the City Museum is the perfect place to while-away an afternoon with the family.
Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Leeds, LS5 3EH - Visit now
Founded in 1152, Kirkstall Abbey on the bank of the River Aire is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian monastery in Britain. Its dramatic ruins have inspired artists such as JMW Turner over the centuries, and provided the perfect setting for Yorkshire’s Gothic Film Festival in 2013.
Thackray Museum of Medicine, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN - Visit now
Dig deep into the history of medicine and healthcare at the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds, with displays featuring objects selected from the collection of 47,000 items of historical medical equipment that it holds.