Housed in one of the city's many impressive Victorian edifices on Millenium Square, the Leeds City Museum (LCM) is a repository of one of England's most extensive and dynamic collections. Ever since its inception in 1819, the museum has been patronized by a steady flow of visitors. Housing an arsenal of about 1.3 million artifacts within its walls, the museum is not just a stirring window into England's rich history, but it is also a solemn testimony to the country's nuanced and rich cultural tenor. The extensive collection spans a wide range of topics including natural history, fine art, textiles and world cultures, creating an informative illustration of the evolution of the world. In addition to the museum's own permanent collection and an ever-changing array of temporary exhibitions adds a varied flavor to the usual displays.