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Industrial archaeology family fun

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

13 July 2013 11:00am - 4:00pm

Part of the Festival of British Archaeology 2013


Set in the glorious the location of the engine yard at Armley Mills, come down and learn about how industrial archaeology works on a completely different scale to uncover our recent past.

• Get behind the scenes in areas that are normally off limits
• Have a go at uncovering some of Armley’s past
• Learn how huge sites like Armley might be uncovered in the future
• Handle some fantastic items from our industrial history collections

Make sure you wear sturdy shoes to enter the Engine Yard!

Price:   Free, but usual admission applies.

Contact details:   Please contact the museum direct if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 

Canal Road
LS12 2QF

t.   0113 378 3173


Once the world’s largest woollen mills, today this museum presents a fascinating insight into the city’s industrial heritage.


Baby change
Vending machine
Tea and coffee facilities
Education facilities
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Picnic area


For information on access at this venue, please look for the link under 'related pages' or visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills/Access-at-Leeds-Industrial-Museum-at-Armley-Mills.aspx

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Public transport  

Find your way to Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills By bus: Bus number 5 operates between Leeds Railway Station and Armley Mills Museum. Bus numbers 33 33A 508 and 757 travel from the city centre to the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road. Access to Armley Mills is available behind the complex over the foot bridge. By train: The nearest train station is Burley Park which is a 1 mile walk from the Museum. Leeds Railway Station is 1.6 miles from the museum. By car: If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS12 2QF. By foot: Armley mills is around a 30 minute walk from Leeds train station and is also accessible by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal tow path. To walk from the station turn left onto Wellington Street then continue onto Kirkstall Road (A65) for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Viaduct Road and continue for 0.3 miles then continue onto Canal Road. Armley mills will be on the right. To access the Leeds and Liverpool Canal tow path from Leeds train station head south on New Station Stret and take the pedestrian tunnel stairs and continue onto Wharf Approach. You will be walking on the canal towpath for about 30 minutes. You can access the museum directly from the canal path or leave the canal at Canal Road and follow the road around. The museum will be on your right. By bike: It will take you around 20 minutes to cycle from Leeds Train Station - please use the walking directions above. Bike racks are available on site and bikes can be hired from www.bikeandgo.co.uk/locations.php at the city station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com.


There is free parking at the front of the museum with disabled parking immediately outside of the Museum entrance.

Additional parking is available in the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road.

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