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Outdoor Event, Sun 20 Aug 2017


Leeds Classic Bus Run Day

Leeds Classic Bus Run Day


Travel on vintage buses for free and visit our two industrial museums for the price of one!

Travel in vintage style, and for FREE from the city centre to Leeds Industrial Museum, Thwaite Mills and Middleton Railway on beautifully restored Leeds City Transport buses from the 1950's and 60's*.

There will also be a classic car show and plenty of other transport themed activities on the day.

Purchase a ticket to either Leeds Industrial Museum or Thwaite Mill and gain free entry to the other one on the same day! Simply produce your ticket to take advantage of the offer. (Please note: this offer is not valid at Middleton Railway)

* Please note folded wheel chairs and prams can be carried on most of the vehicles taking part but due to the age of the buses they may not be fully accessible. 

This is a free event, but usual museum admission applies.



The event will be based at the Thwaites Mill complex and will run via Middleton Railway, Leeds bus station, (New York St.) Leeds railway station, (stop Z1) and Armley Industrial Museum. Returning via Leeds city centre, New York Street and terminating at Thwaites Mill.                                                                                  

Intensive operation is the name of the game this year and deletion of the Kirkstall Abbey and Temple Newsome routes mean lots more city centre running. An increased timetable, with up to eight vehicles on the road at any one time gives the enthusiast plenty of opportunities to sample a wide variety of Leeds vehicles in their home environment. Operations start at 10 30 am

We have been promised a wide variety of vehicles, subject of course to them being operational on the day and this should provide an interesting journey back in time to the Leeds before and after deregulation.

At Thwaites Mill we will have a small static display of ancillary vehicles, Keighley and Dewsbury bus museum stalls and hopefully the launch of a new book on WYPTE vehicles.

Light refreshment and toilet facilities are available at every stop and of course the city centre is only moments away.

A programme will be available on the day from the bus crews or the dispatchers and inspectors at the intermediate stops.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 20 Aug 2017 10:30 to 17:00

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Tue 15 - Sat 19 Aug Women, Work & War
Sun 20 Aug Leeds Classic Bus Run Day at Armley Mills
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Tue 22 - Thu 24 Aug Building Yorkshire



    Canal Road,
    LS12 2QF



    See location of Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 275341  Lat: 53.80283 Long: -1.58304

    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).

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups