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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.
Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF.
Tel: (0113) 263 7861
Fax: (0113) 263 7861
2 miles west of Leeds City Centre off the A65.
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.
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.
£3.80 adults, £3.000 concessions and £1.90 children (Under 5 Freet).
Ramped access (some ramps are steep), toilet and lifts.
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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