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Buried Bones: Leeds City Museum

January 1 - January 7

Leeds City Museum,

City Museum Cookridge St


Our current exhibition Skeletons: Our Buried Bones ends on the 7th January 2018. Don’t miss this unique chance to glimpse into the lives and health of the individuals who have gone before us.

Unearth the fascinating stories of 12 people from Yorkshire and London, told through their skeletons.

This unique exhibition, in partnership with the Museum of London and Wellcome Collection, provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the individuals who have gone before us and the history beneath our feet.

From an Iron Age male and female found buried together at Wattle Syke near Wetherby to a Medieval soldier killed at the Battle of Towton and a victim of the Black Death from London, discover what bones can reveal about people from the past and the places all around us. Explore the effects of disease, broken bones and tooth decay, as well as the results of violence and murder.


Alongside the exhibition, discover more about skeletons in Leeds and the science behind the stories in our Leeds Lab. Be a scientist and test your knowledge of human bones, learn more about local excavations and the museum’s collection, and hear from the experts who work with human skeletons. This exhibition contains human remains.


‘Skeletons: Our Buried Bones’ is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London



January 1
January 7