Culture

Overview & description

Leeds Industrial Museum is housed inside Armley Mills, once the world’s biggest woollen mill. Here you can uncover the experiences of the generations who worked here and see the magnificent Grade II listed historic building.

Our galleries tell the stories of major Leeds industries. Discover how the city launched high street fashion in our Tailoring Gallery and also became a centre for printing. Get close to our looms and spinning mules and find out how work has changed through time.

Celebrate the untold stories of the working class ‘queens’ who represented some of Britain’s greatest industries from the 1920s – 80s in our Queens of Industry exhibition (on until 29 September 2019).

Explore our world famous collection of large and small engines, film projectors and printing presses. Learn how the mill engine and waterwheels power the mill.

Did you know some of the first film was captured in Leeds by Louis Le Prince? Learn how it was created and watch a vintage film in our 1920s cinema. Get in touch to hire out the cinema for screenings and birthday parties.

Our Colour Garden is a beautiful spot to pause in by the canal, filled with flowers used to create traditional dyes. The garden is tended by a team of volunteers from Hyde Park Source.

Our eclectic programme ranges from a Wool Festival to a celebration of railway heritage linking the West Riding with West Africa. In summer, travel to the museum in style from the city centre, when we offer free vintage bus rides on Classic Bus Day!

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Prices

Type Price
Adult £4.00
Child £2.00
Concession £3.20
Family £9.00
Children Under 5 FREE

Facilities available at Leeds Industrial Museum

  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment

Awards

  • Accred