Discover local industrial heritage at Armley Mills

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Once the world's largest woollen mill, Armley Mills is now home to Leeds Industrial Museum, which explores the city’s industrial history.

Leeds Industrial Museum tells the story of manufacturing in Leeds, including textiles, clothing, printing and engineering. As you’re transported through time from the 18th century to the present day you’ll discover how the heritage industries of Leeds have helped shaped it in to the vibrant city it is today. 

Peek inside Victoria Cottages to see what life was life for workers at Armley Mills, visit the textile gallery and the milling room to find out more about Leeds’ connection with the wool and cloth industries and take a look at one of the water wheels which helped power the mill. Leeds Industrial Museum also has a working 1920s cinema showing a range of short films. 

The attraction is located on the banks of the river Aire, less than 2 miles (3.2km) from Leeds rail station which has direct routes to and from London taking around 2 hours 30 minutes. 

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