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Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones
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22 Sep 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Unearth the fascinating stories of twelve 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.

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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

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Wheelchair Access

The whole building is accessible and interactives and displays are set at a variety of heights.

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