Treasures of the Brotherton

Leeds, United Kingdom


  • Parkinson Building
  • Woodhouse Lane
  • Leeds
  • England
  • LS2 9JT
  • United Kingdom

Regular opening hours

13:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Travel Information

Bus: A number of bus services run from the city centre to the Parkinson Building. Take bus numbers 1, 6, 28, 56, or 97. Ask for the “Parkinson steps” bus stop.
Train: The galleries are 1.1 miles from Leeds Railway Station. The station is about a 20-minute walk, 15-minute bus ride, or 10-minute taxi ride away from the Parkinson Building.


Add event

Add event




The Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is a public exhibition housed by the University of Leeds, rooted in Yorkshire and open to the world.

Admission to the Gallery is free to all.

Part of Leeds University Library Galleries, the gallery permanently displays treasures from the library's Special Collections. The display includes original material written by the Brontës, stunning illuminated medieval manuscripts and rare books from across the globe.

The gallery also offers original changing exhibitions twice a year, exploring a subject in depth. These exhibitions weave and reveal the stories held in the items and objects held in Special Collections.

The gallery has a lively programme of public events, including talks, hands-on activities, and craft workshops.

Explore the history of writing from hand to print. Follow the journey from an ancient Babylonian clay tablet to the unique beauty of modern artists' books.

Gain insight into the imagination and creativity of acclaimed authors and poets. See handwritten materials by the Brontës, Elizabeth Gaskell and Evelyn Waugh, alongside manuscripts by the finest contemporary writers.

Join explorers and pioneers in political, medical and social history through their notebooks, pamphlets and posters.

Exhibiting artists