Vibrant, innovative and packed with passionate communities, Leeds is a city with heart. Visit for amazing museums, stay for the thriving arts centres, skateparks with a space for everyone, and pioneering vegan eateries


Leeds City Museum Welcoming, warm and alive, this palace of treasures tells the story of the city. Get close to prehistoric beasts, rainbow feathered birds and a huge Moa skeleton, discover the close connections the area has with Asia and find out about people’s lives in the city today. The venue hosts a strong programme of family events, from kids crafting sessions to community choirs and theatre performances. museumsandgalleries.

Thackray Medical Museum Take a trip through the heroic, pioneering and sometimes gruesome history of medicine. Wander up the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, peep through your fingers at events in a 19th-century operating theatre and visit a seventies style sexual health clinic. The kids’ play area is particularly fun; explore your five senses, then crawl through a digestive system and find your way out down a poo slide!