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“Interesting visit”

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Ranked #32 of 164 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.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

A little gem. Ample parking but the place was very quiet for a bank holiday. Lots to see and a great selection of things for children. A good place for all ages. We loved looking at all the historic machinery. Some of it is a little spooky to think of young children working such heavy machines. Only down side was the toilets and catering which were both minimal. Needs a cafe like abbey house or leeds museum which would bring people through the doors.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

As my family have worked in the industry it was interesting to take the younger ones round to see where great grandad worked. The chap demonstrating the working spinning machines was very engaging and knowledgable. A very pleasant couple of hours.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Fascinating insight to the old textile industry with the old machinery still in place &helpull freindley staff on hand this museum is well worth a visit. Even a small original cinama is in there & much more. Parking is no problem & a short walk to the entrance.

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The sat/nav takes you to a shopping precinct and not the museum car park - there is access over a little bridge, so no problem. Old road vehicles, industrial machinery, various other exhibits - cameras - tailoring - printing equipment, diesel and steam trains all housed over three floors and several buildings. Certainly plenty of well presented information with hands on things for the kids. One of which was making a robot, on the day of our visit.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The museum is located away from the city centre, and requires about 10-15 minutes of walking after alighting from the bus. Despite its remote location, the surroundings of the museum offers a good blend of an deindustrialized "park" along the small stream. There is an admission fee which isn't that expensive, and you get to watch a short live demonstration of the mill operation. One good thing about this museum is that although there were not many visitors, the museum is like a well-maintained deindustrialized factory that offers tranquility in the forest (the museum is pretty close to a forest).

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