Leeds Industrial Museum

Educating through industry



Housed inside what was once the world’s largest woolen mill, Armley Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum reveals the city’s industrial heritage in all its full, woolen glory.

See machines once powered by the mill’s waterwheel, discover how workers turned wool into cloth on looms and spinning mules, learn about tailoring and watch a film in our 1920s cinema. There’s plenty to fill a whole day with, as the collections at Leeds Industrial Museum collections cover a varied range of topics from early film, the Leeds fashion industry, steam power to the looms and mules involved in the weaving process.

For that reason, there’s plenty to capture a child’s imagination, which is why Leeds Industrial Museum encourages schools to use their institution for a well-informed school trip. It promises to be superbly informative, but not at the cost of fun, and sharply focused, but not at the cost of variety.

Admission to the museum costs £3.80 for adults (£3.00 concessions), £1.90 for children (free to under-fives), and £8.00 for a family ticket. However, if you are a member of the Leeds Art Fund, Friends of Leeds City Museums or the National Arts Collection Fund, then admission is free.

Upcoming Events

03/11/2017 - 29/09/2019
All Day
Queens of Industry
Leeds Industrial Museum’s new exhibition Queens of Industry, focuses on telling the stories of the women who were elected to represent some of Britain’s...
14/03/2018
All Day
The Cotton Queen Film Screening
Join us for a screening of a classic 1930's film featuring a 'queen of industry' in our vintage 24-seater cinema. Based on...
17/03/2018
All Day
Vintage Printing Workshop
As part of our Queens of Industry exhibition programme, we invite you to learn about different printing techniques and create a customised...