Normal opening hours at each of the culture hubs will return over the course of the week as coronavirus restrictions mean they can open their doors again.
Here are some of the best events happening at the venues this week. Which will you choose?
Lotherton Hall is one of the venues which is set to reopen
2. Thackray Museum
More than 70 years ago the Thackray Medical Museum made its way into NHS history when it changed from a former Victorian warehouse into the original St James' Hospital. Now, The Thackray has closed another chapter on its remarkable history - in a way that very few would have predicted this time last year. Having been the backdrop for 50,000 Covid vaccinations over the past five months, it is now reopening as a museum on May 17.
3. Butterfly Sculpture Workshop
From May 18, you can visit the gorgeous Deer Park Corner at Lotherton for a willow weaving sculpture workshop with local willow artist Wendy Bristow. Learn new skills and enjoy creating a beautiful butterfly sculpture, using traditional techniques and all natural elements to craft your designs. The event must be pre-booked on the Leeds Museums and Galleries website.
4. Leeds Art Gallery exhibition
Leeds Art Gallery celebrates reopening with a new exhibition from Canadian born artist Zadie Xa available from May 18. The exhibition - Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers - marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Drawing from a range of fields including ecology, science fiction and ancient religions, Xa explores how beings imagine and inhabit their worlds. Take a journey through multiple dimensions led by five animal guides who speak of the damages caused by industry and resource extraction. Animating the sculptural installation with a three-dimensional soundscape and synchronized lighting, she creates a complete environment, full of voices and presence.