Leeds Industrial Museum

The Life, Mystery and Legacy of Louis Le Prince

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My name is Jason, I am a volunteer at the Discovery Centre, with an interest in film and history. I have been gathering information about the life of Louis Le Prince, using information I gathered from public sources and from archives from…
A curator holds an old accident book in a mill

Historic find of Edwardian Log Book uncovers Tragic Accidents

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An Edwardian accident book detailing the harrowing injuries and tragic deaths suffered by workers who toiled in one of the world’s largest textile mills has been discovered in our very own Leeds Industrial Museum. The fascinating trove…

Museum’s textile titan looms large over tiny twin

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A tiny loom designed to give a miniature masterclass on Yorkshire’s textile prowess has been carefully conserved in the shadow of its super-sized sibling.

What can a dress tell us? A look at cotton and the cotton industry

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Discover what this cotton dress can tell us about the history of the cotton industry and how people's attitudes towards fashion have changed over the last 200 years.
a woman looking at a large book with a drawing of a lighthouse

Historic lighthouse designs a beacon of brilliance in city’s new exhibition

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A book of historic lighthouse designs from the brilliant mind of Leeds-born engineering genius John Smeaton has gone on display in Leeds.
Model of crown point bridge

Miniature marvel bridges the gap between generations of genius

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A remarkably detailed recreation of the historic Crown Point Bridge is among the fantastic feats set to be celebrated in a new exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum.