Friday, 12 September 2008

This evening I attended the official opening of the new Leeds City Museum...

It is simply brilliant and brings a 21st century museum to the heart of Leeds, occupying the wonderful Leeds Institute Building in Millenium Square. It houses, on four fantastic floors, five exciting galleries: the Leeds Story, the Leeds Arena, Life on Earth, World View: Out of Africa and Ancient Worlds as well as special exhibitions, a cafe, shop and learning centre. And best of all, it's free!

My highlight at the opening was the performance by children from Westgate Primary School in Otley who sang and were wonderful. This amazing Museum was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Leeds City Council and I hope that every school in Leeds will want to visit and experience the magic.

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