The new Leeds City Museum has been created by the refurbishment of the Leeds Institute a Grade II* listed building in the ‘cultural quarter’ area around Millennium Square in the centre of Leeds.
The museum is part of a £27m project which also included the new ‘Discovery Centre’, a museum collections building located in the Clarence Dock area of Leeds.
The city museum acts as a central hub for Leeds’ network of museums and cultural attractions, acting as a gateway to the cultural life of the city.
The imposing mid Victorian building, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick has undergone extensive repair and alteration to accommodate a range of state-of-the-art galleries including a multi-media installation in the restored Great Central Rotunda.
Photography: Daniel Hopkinson