Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds’ main art gallery houses a world class collection of 20th century British art and often has exciting temporary exhibitions. Don’t miss the stunning Victorian tiled hall – restored to its original splendour and now housing the lovely Tiled Hall café – a great place to catch up on uni work and absorb clever vibes.
The Headrow, 0113 2478248, www.leedsartgallery.co.uk
The Royal Armouries
Housing 3000 years of history, The Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock is a great way to spend an afternoon without parting with any cash. With five themed galleries, 8000 priceless exhibits, and horse shows and falconry displays, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and out of trouble for hours.
Armouries Drive, 0113 220 1999, www.royalarmouries.org
The Henry Moore Institute
The Henry Moore Institute is an award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre and sculpture archive. It is situated in the heart of the city next to Leeds Art Gallery, and is connected to it by a walkway so that visitors can move freely between the two venues. The Institute is open year round, free of charge and showcases the best in international sculpture, both historical and contemporary. It also runs a world-class programme of research and events, and is home to the country's leading sculpture archive.
74 The Headrow, 0113 234 3158, www.henry-moore.org
With over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woods and specialist gardens, Roundhay Park on the North Eastern edge of the city provides enough wide open space to get lost in for hours.
1 Park Cottages, 0113 266 1850, www.roundhaypark.org.uk