Leeds Museum Discovery Centre

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Carlisle Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LB

Home to a million wonders... Leeds Museum Discovery Centre is the city's purpose built museum storage and conservation facility. As only 5% of Leeds Museums and Galleries collections can be displayed at only one time, the Discovery Centre houses objects not on permanent display at other sites across the city. From elephant skulls to a medieval log boat, discover many more treasures with regular behind the scenes tours and family activities. Based at Clarence Dock near Leeds city centre, the new Discovery Centre provides access to the collections and is a fantastic resource for schools, educational groups and researchers.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Visits are by appointment. To arrange, please contact us on 0113 214 1548. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Thursday 11am -12 noon and 2pm -3pm free behind the scenes tours.


Free admission

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

- Toilets - Baby change facility - Disabled access - Induction loops - Free parking - Conference and Meeting rooms - To book a wheelchair for your visit please contact us on 0113 214 1548


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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