What’s on

Location Leeds Story Gallery, Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH Dates and Times Tue-Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat-Sun: 11:00-17:00

*open Bank Holiday Mon: 11:00-17:00

Waddingtons and the MONOPOLY story display

Putting the spotlight on a major Leeds-rooted brand which became known across the world, the fun and educational display features a number of special exhibits, many donated by the Watson family, who had a three-generation connection with the company spanning 80 years.

From 1890 trade cards and playing cards made for HLM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1970s to MONOPOLY board games including an original 1935 edition, a 1940s wartime set (some of these were secretly modified to help POWs escape), a 1960s deluxe set with silver and gold cast tokens, and one of the 1990 MONOPOLY Leeds limited editions along with a bootleg 1950s Spanish version of MONOPOLY “La Paz”. There is also the inclusion of other iconic Waddingtons games such as Cluedo and Scoop as well as an assortment of MONOPOLY merchandise for the 1980s/90s.