Closure notice

Leeds Discovery Centre is closed under national government restrictions. Experience Leeds Museums & Galleries from home and support the us by browsing our online shop. Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Admission to Leeds Discovery Centre is free.

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Access information

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our building, exhibitions and collections.


What3Words is a location app which provides exact location points based on 3 metre squares. Every 3 metre square of the world has been given a unique combination of three words which can be shared with friends and family, emergency services and more to pinpoint locations easily.

We have provided What3Words locations for key areas of our attractions to help you navigate your visit.

How to find and enter Leeds Discovery Centre

Located 1.5 miles from Leeds city centre, Leeds Discovery Centre is close to the Royal Armouries Museum by Leeds Dock.

Pedestrian access to Leeds Discovery Centre is via Carlisle Road, which is flat and accessible. The entrance door is automatic, with a wide clearing space.


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Disabled parking

There are two designated disabled parking spaces in the free car park at Leeds Discovery Centre. Access from the car park to the entrance is up a long and gradual ramp. An accessible ramp at the back of the museum can be used for evacuation in emergencies.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on both floors of Leeds Discovery Centre and facilities in the accessible toilets include emergency alarms and fire alarm with a flashing light. These toilets are not RADAR key operated.

Baby change

Baby change facilities are available in the accessible toilets on both floors.

Blind and partially sighted visitors

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and we can provide dog bowls on request.​

Visitors with physical disabilities and wheelchair users

A wheelchair is available to borrow for visits. Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance around the museum for wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance of your visit to ensure the chair is available.

The education spaces and store are all situated on the ground floor of Leeds Discovery Centre and are fully accessible. We have a lift to the second-floor meeting room and offices.​

Hearing impaired and deaf visitors

Induction loops are in place in the entrance foyer, the meeting room and education room.


Leeds Discovery Centre is a member of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS). The VAQAS is a scheme which ensures high quality experiences at tourist attractions, including a commitment to respect the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 by making reasonable adjustments to improve service for disabled people.

Contact us

If you would like more information on access before your visit, please contact us:


0113 378 2100
(10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri)



Leeds Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road
Leeds LS10 1LB

How to get here


Bus number 28 runs between Albion Street and Leeds Dock. The Temple Green Park and Ride bus, PR2, runs between Boar Lane and Chadwick Street/Hunslet Road. Both are a short walk from Leeds Discovery Centre.    


Leeds Discovery Centre is a one mile walk from Leeds Train Station.


Free car parking is available at Leeds Discovery Centre, including two disabled bays and bicycle parking. The car park is accessible from Sayner Lane. Bicycle racks are available outside Leeds Discovery Centre.

Assistance videos

Orientation film

A film that sets out what to expect from a visit to Leeds Discovery Centre.

Question setting

A short film that sets a question for schools or groups ahead of a visit.

Answer setting

A short film that schools or groups can watch after their visit to reflect.

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