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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

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Address: Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
Phone Number: 44-113-263-7861
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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.
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Good family day out

Wide range of exhibits to visit freely. Plenty to interest young children. Had an excellent and detailed tour of the old mill machinery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a textile mill that acts a the house for a museum of a range of industries linked to Leeds. It is those relating to cloth that are potentially the most interesting. The first display is a carding machine and a spinning machine for converting fleece into thread. The guide at these two machines was enormously enthusiastic and informative,... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

To find this museum go to the Vue Centre and when you see the Iron Bridge cross it and you are there. It is full of everything that you can think of from Cotton machines to Old filming equipment. From Tailoring to Leather. From Steam to Engineering. Take your time and wear sensible shoes as some of it is outside... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

most enjoyable visit in particular there is a special exhibit to celebrate 150 years since the death of John Fowler of Leeds the man responsible for the development and improvement in land cultivation founder of the steam plough works only a small exhibit but very interesting choose a day when the loom is working

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As a child I learnt about Archwight and his invertion for spinning cotton thread but now I have been to where that was all put into action. A great museum, perhaps not on the main tourist trail but well worth the detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Absolutely loved it! Love seeing the old machinery and my partner loved the old school tools! The staff were very informative and lovely. Also did a ghost hunt here with Simply Paranormal! Definitely more creepy at night than during the day! Will recommend to anyone visiting Leeds.

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liverpool,england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If only the place had looked more cared for and if only there had been some staff around the place this could have been a much more interesting experience. An aura of benign neglect was evident throughout although some of the newer galleries showed what is possible, Needs investment and better management.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Although I thought this was more for my Husband I really enjoyed it. The Stories about the people who worked in the Mill were amazing. Well worth a visit for anyone.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Lots to do and see. Very interactive & good for kids. There's an old fashioned cinema inside which was great. It always seems really quiet though and don't know if people know it's here. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wide range of exhibits to visit freely. Plenty to interest young children. Had an excellent and detailed tour of the old mill machinery.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wonderful buildings & incredible collection of abandoned old mill machinery. Looked like most of the exhibits are unfinished restoration projects, where the restorer's ran out of motivation or funding. Or perhaps the old mill machines are left exactly as they were when the place stopped working - who knows? Great shame, there's so much potential here. I visited specially to... More 

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Additional Information about Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Address: Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
Phone Number: 44-113-263-7861
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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