Leeds Industrial Museum News

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.
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.

Museum’s old school mule is still alive and kicking

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After more than a century spinning the finest Yorkshire yarns, it’s a piece of vintage textile tech which has certainly stood the test of time.
A curator handles the Salamanca loco standing in front of an industrial painting

Last stop for Leeds antique super model as Salamanca comes home

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The world’s oldest model locomotive is back home in Leeds more than two centuries after it helped spark a global railway revolution. Made in 1811 by famous engineer Matthew Murray, the precious model has arrived safely at Leeds Industrial…
A train on display in the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

All aboard as museum goes loco for trains celebration

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They were the industrious steam-powered stalwarts that put Leeds on the right track to becoming the pride of the nation’s railways. And later this month the city’s impressive collection of locomotives will once again be taking centre…