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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...more
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First of all I'd like to thank the helpful and knowledgeable lady on reception (Bradford born like myself) when we visited on Wednesday 14/8/2019.
The museum brought back so many memories of my childhood, not just the wool mills but the tailoring section - my...More
45 minute walk from my house down the canal to Armley. Visited about 3pm in the afternoon and didn’t meet a single other punter. This was a poignant trip as 50% of my ancestors worked in the woollen mills of West Yorkshire to which the...More
This museum is packed with original machinery and conveys well the conditions Victorian workers had to endure. In my opinion, adults with a strong interest in history would enjoy going in this original building the most. The exhibits are not always hands on for children...More
Wonderful visit to this former textile mill which is maintained by Leeds Council. Only £4 for a ticket and a short bus ride from the city centre. It has a picturesque setting beside the river which powered the giant water wheels. Some of the machinery...More
The museum is housed in a former textile mill on the canal and shows how life would have been for workers at that time (extremely hard and difficult). There's something for adults and kids alike; I thought the medical bag for kids with doctors coat...More
Do add this to your roster of things to see and do in Leeds. Took the bus from the train station and the bus driver very kindly called out the stop for me - which is by the way Cardigan Fields. Now it is a...More
Been here a couple of times now, what a wonderful place. If you're interested in industrial history, or local Leeds history, you'll love this. I adored it; so much to think about, so much to see, you could really get deep into the atmosphere of...More
Called in here on our way back from walking the Leeds to Kirkstall stretch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Barry, our guide, explained clearly and enthusiastically the process of producing cloth from raw wool to finished product including baize for Championship Snooker Tables. The highlight...More
Our visit to Leeds Industrial Museum was for our own photography to start with but on walking around we were impressed with the level of detail in the restorations of the exhibits,not like many museums where everything is crammed in and cordoned off.