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Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills Leeds

Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds LS12 2QF

Tel (0113) 263 7861

Leeds Industrial Museum is located inside Armley Mills. Besides Wool carding, spinning and weaving machinery The mill also contains a selection of other industial machines and ancient cinema projectors.

The first written records of Armley Mills dates back to the middle of the 16th century when 'Armley Millnes'  was leased from Henry Saville by Richard Booth. In 1788 Armley Mills was the largest woolen mill in the World. The mill was rebuilt after a fire in 1805 and it still remains almost intact today

Working machinery that turned Leeds into a great industrial City. Try to visit when the 100 year old steam engine is fired up. See also the waterwheels. The mill shows how the industrial revolution which started in Brtitain changed the World and made Britain a wealthy country.

There are occasional shows at the 1920s cinema, and some of the mills machinery and waterwheels are turned on.

 

Location:

 

Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF.
Tel: (0113) 263 7861
Fax: (0113) 263 7861
email: armley.mills@leeds.gov.uk
2 miles west of Leeds City Centre off the A65.

Armley Mills Bridge
Armley Mills Bridge.
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Photograph of the bridge over Leeds liverpool canel. Entrance to Leeds Industrial Museum is over this bridge. On view are the higher levels of the mill. Most of the mill is built on the banks of the River Aire, 3 levels below and to the rear.

 

 

Opening Times:

 

Tues Sat 10am- 5pm, Sun 1 - 5pm.
Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

You should allow around 2 to 3 hours to see the exiblts in this multi floored industrial museum.

 

Admission Price:

 

£3.80 adults, £3.000 concessions and £1.90 children (Under 5 Freet).

 

Wheelchair Access:

 

Ramped access (some ramps are steep), toilet and lifts.

 

Facilities:

 

Gift shop, picnic area and free parking.

 

Buses to and from Leeds:

Nearest Bus Stop: Canal Road / Forge Lane

From the bus stop walk downhill back towards leeds. After the Car park on your left & before the bridge turn left along a tree lined lane well signed as Leeds Industrial museum. Total Walk 280 metres

Bus Routes 11, 11E, 15      3 buses per hour

 

More Frequent Bus Stop: Armley Road / Pickering Street

From the bus stop cross the road, turnlleft for 20 metres. Turn Right into Pickering Street continue to the far end, at the T junction turn Right into Canal road, cross over the railway bridge to the Bus Stop on the Right side of the road: Canal Road / Forge Lane. Total walk to here 330 metres. Follow the instruction above from Canal Road / Forge Lane Bus stop

Bus Routes 14, 72    Buses every 10 minutes, 15 minutes Sundays

 

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Armley Mills Entrance
Armley Mills Entrance
Armley Mills Carding Machine
Armley Mills Carding Machine
Armley Mills Fire Engine
Armley Mills Fire Engine
Armley Mills Carding Machine
Armley Mills Carding Machine

Armley Mills Spinning Jenny
Armley Mills Spinning Jenny
Armley Mills Carding Machine
Armley Mills Carding Machine
Armley Mills Beam Engine
Armley Mills Beam Engine
Armley Mills Weaving Shed
Armley Mills Weaving Shed

Armley Mills Water Wheel
Armley Mills Loom
Armley Mills Loom
Armley Mills Water Wheel
Armley Mills Water Wheel
Armley Mills Water wheel
Armley Mills Water Wheel / Mill Race