Leeds Wool Festival


Saturday, 2 June 2018

 Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 

Join us to celebrate 5 years of Yorkshire’s original wool festival!

With early-bird tickets from £3, Leeds Wool Festival is the best value crafting event of the year.

We have it all, from a packed crafting market to expert demonstrations, talks, performances, screenings in a 1920s cinema, a pop-up tea rooms, cute alpacas and more! 

This year enjoy a tipple from a mobile gin palace, watch vintage film The Cotton Queen and expert demonstrations of rug-making, spinning and felt-making.

This Yorkshire institution pops up at the Grade II listed Armley Mills, once the world’s biggest woollen mill. Discover stories of loom to limelight in the glamorous new Queens of Industry exhibition and take a tour with our curators. Explore galleries devoted to tailoring, see original working looms and a special display from the International Felt-making Association. 
Whether you’re a natty knitter or crackers about crochet, this is a great day out for all ages!


How to book:
Early bird tickets will be released at the special rate of £3 (including museum admission) in April via Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door.

How to find us:
Leeds Industrial Museum is located just off Canal Road in Armley within easy reach of Leeds city centre on public transport and with ample free parking. A large proportion the museum is fully accessible. Visit our website or contact us for more details.



How to get to Armley MillsHow to get to Armley Mills<div class="ExternalClassF2EE33921A3A447FB7E0FA936098B7BA"><p>​We are encouraging people to use public transport to get the Wool Festival. <br><br><strong>Buses:</strong></p> <p>Numbers 15 and 60A run from outside Leeds Railway Station, and stop at Canal Road, next to the mumbers 15 and 60A run from outside Leeds Railway Station, and stop at Canal Road, next to the museum car park. </p> <p>Numbers 33, 33A, 508, 670, 757 and 760 run from Central Leeds and stop at Kirkstall Road Cardigan Fields. It is then a short walk through the leisure complex, over the footbridge next to Frankie and Benny’s Restaurant and through the grounds of the Museum. <br><br><strong>The Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk:</strong><br>It is also a lovely walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, from Central Leeds to the Museum. This can take up to an hour. </p> <p><strong>Parking:</strong><br>There will be limited parking available at the museum and in the overflow car park opposite the museum car park. It is also possible to park in Cardigan Fields Leisure Complex car park and walk across the footbridge to Armley Mills.</p> <p><strong>Accessibility:</strong><br>There will also be a number of disabled parking spaces available in the museum car park. It is possible to drop off passengers outside the entrance.</p></div>