Galleries and museums

Galleries on campus 

The University has acquired an array of works of art throughout its history, and we have a number of galleries where you can view our impressive collection.

Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery

Opening hours: Monday 1pm - 5pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

More information: 0113 343 9803

The University boasts one of the finest collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world in its Special Collections, housed in the Brotherton Library. Some of these are on display as part of our Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, situated beneath the Parkinson tower, featuring permanent and temporary displays along with workshops and talks to bring the archives to life.

Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Opening hours: Monday 1pm - 5pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. Closed public holidays and when University buildings are closed.

More information: 0113 343 2778

The gallery features innovative contemporary exhibitions and displays treasures from the University’s art collection and the library’s Special Collections. It also offers a changing programme of exhibitions, as well as a designated space for private study, research and teaching.

Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)

The Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) raise funds to buy further works for our art collection, which now runs to  more than 3,000 items. The organisation supports the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and the International Concert Series, and hosts a regular programme of events.

For more information about what’s on across the University, see our events calendar

Museums on campus 

The University has a number of museums and archives on campus that are open to visitors.  

ULITA — an Archive of International Textiles

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm. Fridays by appointment. Closed when University buildings are closed. Group and school visits must be booked in advance.

More information: 0113 343 3919

The archive collects, preserves and documents textiles and other related design material from most of the major textile producing areas of the world. You can view the major collections in our online catalogue, or visit our exhibition space in St Wilfred’s Chapel. 

M&S Company Archive

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm. Saturdays closed except for special events. Closed on bank holidays.

More information: 0208 718 2800

The M&S Company Archive has a collection of more than 70,000 items dating back from the earliest days of the business to the present day. Along with the collection, the Michael Marks Building hosts the Marks in Time exhibition which celebrates the role M&S has played in British cultural history since it first opened a stall at Leeds Kirkgate Market in 1884.

Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The museum works with collections across campus to uncover, preserve and promote the use of artefacts from across the University’s scientific past. Find out more about the collections