Small wonder – rare chance to see tiny exhibits at Leeds Discovery Centre

Student Laura Bradbeer takes a look at some of the collection
Student Laura Bradbeer takes a look at some of the collection
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They say the best things come in small packages.

And if that’s the case, the Leeds Discovery Centre will be the place to be for one day only this month.

The centre – home to more than one million fascinating objects – is offering a rare opportunity to tour the facilities and see some of a collection of diminutive artefacts.

The Joy of Small Things day, on March 22, is a booking-only event that will showcase the likes of tiny fig wasps, a squid’s eyeball and rusty Roman hobnails.

A spokesman said: “Sometimes the coolest things in the collection are the smallest.”

Offering state of the art facilities, the centre, on Carlisle Road near the Royal Armouries. is used to preserve Leeds’s museum collections in pristine condition.

To book a visit call 0113 378 2100 or email

Through the looking glass: Student Laura Bradbeer, 20, who is on an archaeology placement from Bradford University, takes a look at some of the collection.

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