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Leading lights

The new Leeds city museum is a major landmark of an impressive cultural project developed by leeds museums and galleries in 2008.

  • inca prism and access cases at the leeds city museum
  • inca prism and access cases at the leeds city museum
  • inca prism and access cases at the leeds city museum

The museum has been built in the converted shell of the former Leeds Civic Institute in Millennium Square. It is a state-of-the-art facility, displaying inspiring artefacts in appealing exhibition spaces.

Leeds Museums and Galleries have developed new exhibition spaces, presenting a wide range of material from the extensive collections. The result is a vibrant and colourful museum, which vividly interprets the story of this dynamic city.

The museum design seamlessly combines old and new. The environment is contemporary and sophisticated, but the displays have been designed to complement the Museum's elegant Victorian architecture. With this integration of the contemporary and the historical as part of our brief, we designed and built a range of highly-customised display solutions, working in partnership with Redman Design.

The museum's new Natural World gallery features a spectacular case nearly four metres high, as well as many cases supporting integrated multimedia systems.

The Leeds City Museum is one of the most prestigious museum developments in the country, requiring high quality design and installation. The display cases make a major contribution to the drama and general ambience of the galleries.

Martin Gresswell,
Project Development Officer,
Leeds City Museum

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

A 3000 year old Egyptian mummy, African crafts and textiles, masks and musical instruments, the skin of a python, an Iron Age pipe made from a sheep's leg bone and fragments of the Anglo-Scandinavian cross from Leeds Parish Church.

Museum

Leeds City Museum, Leeds

Date

2008

Designer

Redman Design

Main contractor

Beck Interiors

Cases Used

Inca, Prism and Access