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Museum, free entry

Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Discovery Centre


Explore a state-of-the-art museum storage facility, storing and protecting over one million fascinating objects. From elephant skulls to a medieval log boat, mummy bandages and meteorites, the Discovery Centre offers a unique opportunity for hands-on exploration into the natural world, human history and ingenuity.

Come and explore behind the scenes of our museum and discover Leeds’ collections up close and personal.

Please call the Discovery Centre to arrange an appointment.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday: Visits are by appointment only (09:00 - 16:00).
Tuesday: Visits are by appointment only (09:00 - 16:00).
Wednesday: Visits are by appointment only (09:00 - 16:00).
Thursday: Visits are by appointment only (09:00 - 16:00).
Friday: Visits are by appointment only (09:00 - 16:00).
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Free entry

Admission is free by appointment or booking only.


Leeds Discovery Centre

0113 378 2100


Carlisle Road,
LS10 1LB



See location of Leeds Museum Discovery Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 309325  Lat: 53.78862 Long: -1.53107

By Car:

Follow the brown signs to the Royal Armouries Museum. Near the museum you will pass Clarence Dock on your left . Having pass a Tesco express take the next right rather than going to the Royal Armouries. Take the first right onto Carlisle Road.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds city centre, the Discovery Centre is served by routes 87,167, 444 and 448.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed