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“The place be to be to learn about the industrial revolution”

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Ranked #28 of 155 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 clothing to printing, engineering and locomotives, which the city was world famous for.
The Hague, The Netherlands
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“The place be to be to learn about the industrial revolution”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is an amazing museum. You can see here the "spinning Jenny" and other inventions of the Industrial revolution. You can spend here almost a day if you want. But the tickets are cheap, so you can also visit again. I think this is the best museum of Leeds. There is so much to see!

Visited September 2012
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“A very informative experience”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Lots of interesting information giving an insight to the history of the area and the lives of the people living in West Yorkshire. I loved the demonstration of the machinery.

Visited August 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A celebration of steam and water power”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

What an hidden gem in Armley. So much of our history is on display showing Leeds in earlier centuries. Great setting and you can even bring a picnic. Ensure you have plenty of time to really appreciate the exhibitions.

Visited May 2013
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

I have lived in Leeds for ten years and, shamefully, only just got round to visiting the industrial museum. I am glad I did. The place gives a feel of industrial life in Leeds and how the many factories operated. I particularly loved the early 20th century cinema and the short film on the history of Leeds. Who would have guessed that Adel church is the oldest building in Leeds. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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“Full of interesting historical stuff”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This place is packed full with information and historical objects. Lots to see and do with plenty of pratical demonstrations going on. The majority of the displays are based around the textile industry and its development and modernisation.
However it was interesting to discover the role Leeds and West Yorkshire had in the development of the film business with the first moving pictures being shot in Leeds.
I did not realise there was so much of a train buildong industry in Leeds and thought a bit more could have been made of ths. I visited midweek but at weekends they do run a small gauge steam train.

The museum is set in an old mill alongside the Leeds And Liverpool canal

Surprised there was no cafe although there is a very pleasant picnic area

Free car parking is available

Not an easy place to locare , the postcode on the website does not seem to get you there, not many signs up even when you get there.

Saying that i enjoyed my visit, well worth £3.40

Visited May 2013
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