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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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Leeds Industrial Museum

We were on our narrow boat and this attraction is right by the canal, you could moor outside if you wanted to. The admission fee was very reasonable, there is a seating area where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Thelwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were on our narrow boat and this attraction is right by the canal, you could moor outside if you wanted to. The admission fee was very reasonable, there is a seating area where you can help yourself to tea and coffee plus biscuits, drinks £1 and biscuits 50p outside in the grounds there are plenty of places you could... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Loads to see and do as it's very interactive. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly, great talks on weaving etc. Situated over three floors you will need stout shoes as there is some rough ground and steep steps. Fairly run down in places although there is constant renovation going on. The old cinema is well worth a visit as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited the museum with my other half. The museum is much bigger than it looks. We paid £3.30 each (a 50p discount because the locomotive section was closed) The machines were impressive to look at. We followed the talk given by the tour guide for the first part of the museum. His knowledge about the cotton machines was great. However,... More 

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leeds, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a fantastic day out with my husband and our young (5 yrs) son. It has got so much better and is now very interactive for the children. The old fashioned cinema was great we stayed in there for the full movie which was showing. Because it was the school holidays it was Bugs Life that was showing. the shop... More 

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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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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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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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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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