Saturday, 14 April 2012

Nessy, the Leeds Mummy

With rain on the cards again as has been the case for much of the Easter holidays, Leeds was our destination. The plan was Leeds Art Gallery for us grown ups with its Victorian Tiled Cafe as an added temptation, and for the boys, Leeds City Museum. Disappointingly, the art gallery was closed on arrival - an odd decision to close on a bank holiday Monday when it's open every other Monday. So we diverted to the city museum which turned out to be a great find with lots to see. Highlights of the museum are Leeds' own 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, Nesyamum, a fantastic exhibit for young and old alike and the Life on Earth gallery which houses a whole array of stuffed animals from around the world. The day opened our eyes to what Leeds has to offer and we've got plans to return, certainly to the art gallery, but also to the city's other attractions.