The industrial museum located just outside the hustle and bustle of the lively city of Leeds is a must visit for the industrially curious and the recreational historians. Armley Mills is, as the name suggest, a mill that was once the largest in the world for wool production. Built in 1805, the current buildings served their time to the industry until 1969 when production ceased and the mill was excused from its commercial duties. It wasn’t until 1982 when Leeds city council took over to establish the historic museum open for public viewings today.
Objects you will find here narrate the stories of industrial Leeds from as far back as the 18th century. Despite its woollen mill status, Armley Mills are home to equipment used in manufacturing clothing, textiles, printing and steam engines. Visiting here is one of the highly ranked things to do in Leeds where it is worth checking live dates for events and festivals that might make your visit more special.
The Museum is really easy to get to from Leeds city centre. Coming from the train station, you should head west along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on Wellington street that merges into Kirkstall Road (A65). From then onwards, take the second left onto Viaduct Street that will turn into Canal Road where you will see the Armley Mills museum on your right. The nearest train station is burley park, which is just a 20 minute walk away.
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The cotton and wool industry was once an international front runner in the UK. Leeds developed into a hub for wool manufacturing, and this happened all around Armley Mills.