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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
44-113-263-7861
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Ranked #25 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, History Museums
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating place with so much industrial history in both the buildings and the contents but somehow it just didn't work that well for me. It is a bit confusing to guide around so needs better signage, the explanations of the exhibits are ok but quite brief, sadly much of the area has the feel of an abandoned... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

passing Armley Sunday afternoon we called in ...and yes there's a entrance fee in but its for a good cause for the upkeep. we looked round all the rooms plus exhibits the weaving textile area took me back when my father was employed in that industry the smell oil etc atmosphere brought Gildersome mill back to me. working exhibits most... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a day out with my fiance. Makes a good day out if you have an interest in textiles, machinery,camera equipment,trains & history in general. I found the old fashioned picture house more interesting & my fiance liked the trains as he has a keen interest in that. But overall I found it lacking somehow, has a depressing... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A deceptively large site and set of buildings, holding machinery from the mill's working life, looms, jennies etc.. Other items include a section on clocks and cinematography, including their one mini-cinema. Also a collection of steam engines and diesel locomotives, traction engines, etc.. Very interesting glimpse into the industrial heritage of Leeds in an authentic and beautiful setting. Free parking... More

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Leeds
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wasn't aware of this place and came across it by chance. I took two of my kids (16 and 22) and we all really enjoyed it. there is a cost to get in, but it's very reasonable and there is nearby parking. There are exhibits indoors and out and we all found it really interesting. They even have old... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A little gem. Ample parking but the place was very quiet for a bank holiday. Lots to see and a great selection of things for children. A good place for all ages. We loved looking at all the historic machinery. Some of it is a little spooky to think of young children working such heavy machines. Only down side was... More

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London
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As my family have worked in the industry it was interesting to take the younger ones round to see where great grandad worked. The chap demonstrating the working spinning machines was very engaging and knowledgable. A very pleasant couple of hours.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fascinating insight to the old textile industry with the old machinery still in place &helpull freindley staff on hand this museum is well worth a visit. Even a small original cinama is in there & much more. Parking is no problem & a short walk to the entrance.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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206 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The sat/nav takes you to a shopping precinct and not the museum car park - there is access over a little bridge, so no problem. Old road vehicles, industrial machinery, various other exhibits - cameras - tailoring - printing equipment, diesel and steam trains all housed over three floors and several buildings. Certainly plenty of well presented information with hands... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum is located away from the city centre, and requires about 10-15 minutes of walking after alighting from the bus. Despite its remote location, the surroundings of the museum offers a good blend of an deindustrialized "park" along the small stream. There is an admission fee which isn't that expensive, and you get to watch a short live demonstration... More

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