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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

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Address: Armley Mills Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
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+44 113 263 7861
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10:00 - 17:00
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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.

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We spent a couple of hours here and it was wonderful! We had the pleasure of a talk from one of the most knowleable gentleman I've ever met, we now know all about what it takes to... read more

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a couple of hours here and it was wonderful! We had the pleasure of a talk from one of the most knowleable gentleman I've ever met, we now know all about what it takes to make cloth, it was brilliant !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have much expectations about this museum and we were actually very impressed. It covers a lot of different subjects about Leeds history, cleverly linked all together. It deserves to be better know!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both really enjoyed our visit, it was really informative and I loved the way so many machines were not restored to within an inch of their lives. The spinning loom was amazing

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

W had been meaning to visit this museum for some time and finally achieved the aim. It is based in a very large Mill building sited on three levels. We felt that the entrance fees were very good value for what turned out to be an extensive range of exhibits, some of them very large. We were fortunate to see... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank Ethan E
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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 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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