Leeds City Museum
Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH
Leeds’ impressive old Civic Institute building and theatre got an imaginative refit as the city’s major historical and cultural museum, with kid-friendly interactive exhibitions in six galleries that really do grab your attention. Whether it’s ‘Out of Africa’ or ‘Life on Earth’, you get to touch, play with and experience exhibits from the city council’s own vast collection, which encompasses everything from Egyptian mummies to products from the city’s great Victorian age. If you want to know what makes Leeds and its people tick, you might just find the answer here – and in any case, you’ll certainly struggle to get the children out before closing time.