Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF
Housed in what was once the world's largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum houses a wealth of gems located in a beautiful canalside setting. Discover how the mill workers used the looms and the spinning mules to turn wool into cloth and have a go at weaving. Visit the tailoring gallery and discover how to make trimmings and cut cloth. See the engines and machinery that changed the way we live, work and travel. See the working locomotive 'Jack' and marvel at the mill engine. Learn how Leeds featured in the worlds first ever moving image and take a seat in our cinema - one of the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The car park is just off the main road and a walk of 120 yards brings you to the museum entrance. There is disabled parking available at the entrance.
The working locomotive 'Jack' or the mill engine will be in steam on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations of the spinning mule and film screenings in the cinema will take place daily.
Leeds industrial Museum is 2 miles from Leeds City Centre, off the A65 (Kirkstall Road) or the A647 (Armley Road). It is signposted on both these roads but only at the turn off point. From the motorway it is advisable to follow the signs for HM Prison and we are located about 1/2 mile north west of the prison (on the A647). The Museum can be reached using the No 5 bus from Leeds bus or train station. Map link.
Date last modified: 9th August 2013 at 11:11