Armley Mills Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds Museums & Galleries

Museum collections

Industrial Collections

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Host: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills


The industrial collections at Leeds Museums & Galleries have been Designated as of national and international significance. The collections represent the industries of Leeds through the companies, products and personalities involved.  The collections also aim to reflect the working life of Leeds people through their jobs and working environments.

The most significant collecting areas are:

- Textile machinery
- The Leeds printing industry
- Engineering, including locomotive and railway collections of international significance.

The museum holds material from John Fowler & Co., Vickers PLC, A. Kershaw & Sons, Benjamin Gott, Burtons, Kirkstall Forge and the Hunslet Engine Co. and a wealth of other firms.

The collections comprise tools, machinery, industrial products, archive ephemera, photographs and other personal records, but do not include substantial company archives.


industry industrial textiles printing engineering railway locomotive mill

SHIC codes:



Canal Road
LS12 2QF
United Kingdom


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