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Exhibition, Fri 12 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018, free entry


Moving Here - The Windrush Generation in Leeds

Moving Here - The Windrush Generation in Leeds


Collated by Khadijah Ibrahiim, this display is a snapshot of life in Leeds' African-Caribbean communities.

In June 1948 the ship HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the Port of Tilbury, London, bringing migrants from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.  This was the start of a mass migration to the United Kingdom from the Caribbean in the 1940s-1960s.

This was encouraged by the British government to fill a labour shortage following the Second World War.  many people from the Caribbean, especially the islands of St Kitts and Nevis, settled in Leeds.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 12 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018 11:00 to 17:00


Free entry



    Millennium Square,
    LS2 8BH



    See location of Leeds City Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 299340  Lat: 53.80145 Long: -1.54749

    How to find us
    Leeds City Museum is located in the city centre, on Millennium Square.
    By public transport: A 10 minute walk from Leeds railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.
    By car: On street parking is available on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street. Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre and Rose Bowl car parks are all a 5 or 10 minute walk from the museum.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups