City Art Gallery
This Leeds gem is the region's premier visual arts venue with a plethora of exciting collections to discover, from paintings and watercolours to sculpture and 20th century art. Enjoy an inspiring and entertaining day out with some of the most outstanding works of British Art outside of London. Leeds City Art Gallery also offers unique places to eat and drink with the Tiled Hall Café or the ‘Brew Bar’.
The City Art Gallery offers free admission, is open 10am -5pm every day except Sunday when the gallery opens 12-4pm. Leeds Art gallery can be found in the heart of Leeds next door to the town hall, up the road from Trinity Leeds and just a 15 minute walk from Jurys Inn.
Enjoy a wander around Kirkstall Abbey, once home to the Cistercian Monks, and one of the best-preserved monastic sites in the country. The abbey has beautiful parklands to discover as well as the stunning historic architecture of the remaining structure. The visitor centre holds Kirkstall Abbey’s rich story starting from its construction in the 12th Century, making a trip to this site a truly fantastic day out.
The Abbey is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am until 4/4.30 depending on the time of year. Admission is free but is located a short 22 minute drive outside the city centre.
Discover something a little different and visit a Britain’s national museum of arms and armour. This Leeds treasure offers five galleries filled with over 8,000 artefacts, from war, tournament and self-defence to oriental and hunting! Immerse yourself in the Royal Armouries’ 3,000 years of history with breath-taking displays, dramatic interpretations, live action events, entertaining films, interactive technology and thrilling exhibitions for an experience you’ll never forget.
Admission is free with the museum opening 10am to 5pm every day. Situated along the River Aire, the royal Armouries offers a leisurely seven minute stroll from Jurys Inn Leeds.
This award-winning museum offers some serious family fun. Interactive, engaging, entertaining and inspiring, the Thackray Museum is the bee’s knees of museums! Discover the history of medicine- its developments over the years as well as the gruesome details of the 19th Century. The museum also has plenty to explore as you immerse yourself in the inner workings of the human body…
This fantastic day out costs £8 for an adult and £5 for children, and the museum is open every day 10am until 5pm. The Thackray Museum is 14 minutes by car from our Leeds hotel.