Leeds Industrial Museum


Leeds, West Yorkshire

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From razor sharp suits to printing presses, Leeds Industrial Museum explores the history of Yorkshire’s industrial past. Step inside the Grade II listed building and discover how Leeds launched high street fashion in the Tailoring Gallery, how the city became a centre for printing and see the spinning looms in action. Find out all about Leeds’ local links with the film industry and catch a flick in the Palace Picture House, one of the smallest classic cinemas in the country.

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Leeds Industrial Museum
Leeds Industrial Museum, Canal Road, Armley, LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/visit-leeds-industrial-museum/#access
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday

About the area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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