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Housed in what was once the world's largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum houses a wealth of gems located in a beautiful riverside setting. Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing to printing, engineering and locomotives, which the city was world famous for.
The museum contains exhibits dating from the 18th and 19th centuries that show the history of textiles, clothing and engine and locomotive manufacture in the area. During the regular 'working weekends', several exhibits are operated including water wheels, a steam engine and the great spinning 'mules'.
It also illustrates the history of cinema projections, including the world's first moving pictures - filmed in Leeds by Louis le Prince in 1888 - as well as 1920s silent movies.
There have been mills on the Armley Mills site since the 17th century. The original buildings having been developed in the late 18th century when a woollen mill and a corn mill were built.
A fire in 1805 destroyed these mills but they were rapidly replaced with the building which can be seen today. From the early 19th century Armley Mills became one of the world's largest woollen mills, continuing the city's cloth-making tradition until Leeds City Council took it over in 1969 in order to create a museum illustrating the industrial heritage of the mill itself and the city as a whole.
Last admission 4pm.
(20% discount with a Leeds Card/Breeze Card
*Family ticket includes two adults and up to three children
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Leeds Industrial Museum is located just two miles out of the city centre on Canal Road, off the main A65 road to Kirkstall.
Bus: Services 733,734,735 and 736 go to the VUE cinema complex on Kirkstall Road (Leeds Industrial Museum is located behind the complex, accessible by a foot bridge).
: 0 miles from Leeds station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired