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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good attraction and well worth a visit

Really surprised at the scale of this place once inside. The machines are in excellent condition... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Stopped here to show Australian teenage daughter her heritage. Great seeing machines working. Super... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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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
+44 113 263 7861
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really surprised at the scale of this place once inside. The machines are in excellent condition and so many exhibits to see. The history is clearly explained around the building and there is a lot to explore. The little cinema exhibit is great and and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum seemed to be a bit of a hidden gem in that neither the folks at our hotel nor our taxi driver seemed to be aware of it. We were able to join a tour and found it interesting and informative. We are not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a chartered (mechanical) engineer, I love industrial museums, but this one was disappointing. For a city with such a phenomenal industrial history this museum is poor. Difficult to understand what you are looking at and in many areas no descriptions at all. I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to show Australian teenage daughter her heritage. Great seeing machines working. Super talk about history of working in the mills. Good exhibition about the 'industry queens'.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Half hearted attempt at a museum. As an industrial city the museum is poor recognition of that. The displays could be better and signs to follow are almost non existent.Some doors only open one way with no means of retaking your steps so don't go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our visit. We are “heritage geeks” and have visited many such sites. This is one of the best to which we have been. Don’t get my comments wrong there is plenty here to interest every one and it has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I was looking forward to seeing the workings of this old wool mill. The top floor seemed to be the only floor to do with wool and was in disarray. A big machine I assumed was for "carding"? no real explanation. Nothing about spinning, as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I would describe this museum as a hidden gem. We enjoyed our visit. There are plenty of hands on things for the children and ours were kept fully occupied. As adults we found the whole place very interesting and learnt stuff ourselves. The museum is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Have been meaning to go here for ages and very glad we finally did. The staff on reception were friendly; we'd parked at Cardigan Fields car park (where the Vue is) and walked over the bridge. There a gate at the end of that bridge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Visited here for 1st time today to make a mouse at the feltmakers workshop event. Enjoyed the course very much, Jane from the Feltmakers Association was very patient & helpful. Felting is relaxing & therapeutic. Afterwards I took a look through the mill. The feltmakers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Mark_Banks25 |
Sorry forgot to add that Concessions are £3.00.