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Exhibition, Fri 22 Mar - Tue 30 Apr 2019, free entry

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M&S Company Archive Kids Takeover

M&S Company Archive Kids Takeover

Details

Schools transform exhibition cases at the M&S Archive as part of Culture 24’s Let’s Get Real initiative

Since January this year, a selection of schools and groups have been reviewing items from the 1900s to present day by working digitally with M&S Company Archive to curate a section of their Marks in Time exhibition.

Teachers across the UK have been supporting their lucky pupils to discover artefacts from different decades and undertake their own research to curate the items that they feel truly reflect the time period

Example items include toy tills, buttons and wartime Christmas cards, all of which have been shared digitally with students taking on the task of considering the purposes of the items and their importance. Alongside curating the items, the pupils have written captions to bring them to life for visitors.

The project is part of the M&S Archive’s involvement in a wider initiative by Culture 24 encouraging children to interact and engage digitally with archives and museums across the UK.

The free Marks in Time Kids Takeover Exhibition opens to the public on 22nd March at the M&S Company Archive in Leeds. Booking is not required, and the Company Archive is open weekdays from 10am until 5pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We are a fully accessible building with hearing loop installed and seating positioned around the exhibition to allow easy breaks. We offer parking on-site for blue badge users during opening hours.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 22 Mar - Tue 30 Apr 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Contact

M&S Company Archive

Address

Michael Marks Building,
Western Campus,
University of Leeds,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80848 Long: -1.55279

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

Facilities

  • 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
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We are a fully accessible building with hearing loop installed and seating positioned around the exhibition to allow easy breaks. We offer parking on-site for blue badge users during opening hours.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility