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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

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Memory Lane

First of all I'd like to thank the helpful and knowledgeable lady on reception (Bradford born like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bradfordbornlondoner
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45 minute walk from my house down the canal to Armley. Visited about 3pm in the afternoon and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Armley Mills Canal Road | Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Elysianangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Brought my dad here as he has Dementia, he really enjoyed himself looking at everything,even chatted to staff, who were very friendly, and helpfull.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank diver1954
Reviewed June 20, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TorontoToStart
Reviewed June 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Andrea E
Reviewed May 12, 2019

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. We could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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knottih
April 23, 2017|
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Response from TheUrbanWarrior | Reviewed this property |
Yeah you can walk it from train station and yes you can access it from tow path
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BevH316
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Mark_Banks25 |
Sorry forgot to add that Concessions are £3.00.
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