Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial Museum collections, which 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.
We offer a programme of 2-4 hour curriculum-based workshops for primary and secondary schools. Most workshops are held within the galleries, near our inspirational collections, but we also have three spaces for groups to use during their visit. The Learning Centre and Millspace are kitted out for creative activities, and we also have a space for group lunches.
Free learning packs:
Make the most of your time on site by downloading our free Learning Packs for primary and secondary schools for ideas and activities to support curriculum areas. These can be obtained from the expandable Documents section on this page.
Arrange a pre-visit:
We would recommend you come and meet us for a pre-visit where we can tailor workshops and resources to suit, such as if your group has additional needs, and you can complete your risk assessment at the same time. You can find our downloadable Health and Safety guidance in the expandable Documents section on this page.
What teachers and students say about us?
“Absolutely wonderful day, the children have now got a much greater understanding of what life was really like in Victorian times” - KS2 teacher.
“I’m glad I have to go to school and not to work in a mill!” - KS2 pupil after a Mill Children workshop.