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Museums and galleries

Waste is worth it!

Thwaite Mills Watermill.

12 July 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm

Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2013


Archaeologists often rely on rubbish left behind to learn about the people who created it.  In ‘Waste is Worth It’ we’ll learn about rubbish from the past, and the huge amount it can tell us today; we’ll think about the rubbish we create and what its presence (or absence) will tell future archaeologists.

Price:   Free, but usual admission applies.

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

Additional information:  


Thwaite Mills Watermill 

Thwaite Lane
LS10 1RP

t.   0113 3782983


A fully-restored working watermill which is nestled on an island location between the River Aire and the Aire & Calder Navigation.


Baby change
Education facilities
Picnic area
Tea and coffee facilities
Vending machine


For information on access at this venue, please look for the link under 'related pages' or http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/thwaitemills/Access-at-Thwaite-Mills-Watermill.aspx
Free WIFI: Within the shop and visitor centre. To get online, just turn on your Wi-Fi service and select Leeds Free Wi-Fi. Just register once using your current email address.

Public transport  

Finding your way to Thwaite Mills Watermill. By bus: Bus number 110 runs between Leeds city centre bus station and Thwaite Mills Watermill. By train: The Mill is 2.5 miles from Leeds Railway Station. By car: Thwaite Mills is very close to the M1 (junction 43 from the South, junction 44 from the North). If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS10 1RP. 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.

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