We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Armley Mills Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
Phone Number:
+44 113 263 7861
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

Housed in what was once the world's largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 160 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Time warp!

We visited the museum not really knowing what to expect. The mill has been turned into an industrial museum which is an odd mix of some modern display boards targetting school... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sue00do
,
North West England, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 155: English reviews
North West England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
302 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 598 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the museum not really knowing what to expect. The mill has been turned into an industrial museum which is an odd mix of some modern display boards targetting school groups and original machinery and equipment. You are invited to wander through the mill which houses amongst other things, textiles machinery, photography equipment, a quaint little cinema and lots... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sue00do
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,377 reviews
742 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you are in to engineering this is the museum for you and is located near the retail park. There is a small entry fee buts its worth paying.

Helpful?
Thank Ethan E
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An interesting local museum, in what was the biggest woolen mill in its day. The building is over 3 levels on what I would call almost a cliff side (I suppose its a hill but to us from Lincolnshire it looked like a cliff). There are areas of cobbles outside and a few steep paths. Inside the building access was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank freewheeler13
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Decided to spend a few hours here to get a bit of history about Leeds. Entrance really cheap £3.80 per adult and great value for money. Try to attend a tour (free) from one of their excellent staff, it really pulled everything together. Ended up staying for 3 hours and still did not do everything. Lovely outside area but not... More 

Helpful?
Thank jwood_47
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is amazing, just wow is the word that comes to mind. Very reasonable priced, you are first shown some items in the first room where the children are invited to do some investigations. With the clipboard, pencil and their paper, off they go to experience the museum. With a great deal of information given to you, every one... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark_Banks25
Liverpool
Level Contributor
151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A great insight into leeds history. Particularly the wool trade. Lots of machinery with interesting inside stories of the mill workers. A cinema replica and a school classroom which unfortunately was closed. Not being a local I only had a rough idea of leeds heritage. This more than filled in the blanks. I'd obviously heard of burtons and hepworths tailors... More 

Helpful?
Thank RedMacca
Liversedge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Took my Dad (aged 90) here. Amazing experience showing many aspects of industry in Leeds over the last 100 years or so. My Dad had many memories that were confirmed by the brilliant staff. Without exception each offered help, information and help. Dad had been a projectionist in his youth & to see the equipment & mini cinema was a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank PaulanerDewsbury
Kent
Level Contributor
160 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited this wonderful museum today and enjoyed every minute of it. The museums collection is fascinating but to do it justice you should visit for about three hours. Each of the staff that we met were very informative, helpful and friendly. There is a small entrance fee and prices in the tea shop are very reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank BJN3
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This museum covers a number of subjects, printing, textiles, machinery, cinema. All for the grand cost of £3 each. (We are concessions). We really enjoyed the information and exhibits as we worked our way round this large site. Really well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Anne D
Hoboken, New Jersey
Level Contributor
330 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We took the tow path as we walked from the train station in Leeds to this site (about 2 miles or so). The setting is an old mill with a great deal of the equipment. The exhibit on the textile merits having the tour guide (so plan your visit to coincide with the guide) as this truly provides a great... More 

Helpful?
Thank StellaHobo

Travellers who viewed Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills also viewed

 
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
 

Been to Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?