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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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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went here today having found it on the internet. My father-in-law is from Bradford and had no idea what this was so I think they need to advertise it more! There was a gentleman explaining about the various machines and the textiles industry which made this part very interesting. It's amazing where some of things we say today have... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Easy to get, parking may be limited. This attraction is a must if you are in the area. here is a complete history of the weaving industry of the area. It was a clod dank Sunday when I visited, so there were only a couple of guides there. There was lots to see although without the personal touch it seemed... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was a dismal overcast day in December which didn't help but this museum seems very sad and almost abandoned There are many interesting exhibits but several look as though they have been parked indoors with little attempt at making them tell a lively tale. The exhibition was arranged by industries but there was no attempt to describe the overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Arrived not knowing what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with an excellenct small museum. The tour guide gave us a brilliant tour of the textiles industry, which including a great inside into the Loom mechanism. I would definitely recommend going and spending time exploring this long forgotten world. Sat x

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