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Industrial heritage with collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering.

Song of the Female Textile Workers


4 female Chinese textile workers in a factory

Coinciding with Chinese New Year celebrations (12–27 February 2021), this online exhibition presents historical information and six specially created documentary films to highlight commonalities between the UK-China textile industries, whilst telling the stories of industrial and cultural development in Shanghai.

Leeds to Innovation


The word 'innovation' spelled out in wooden blocks on a wooden peg board

Uncover the untold tales behind the greatest creative innovators of our time. From Scootacars to steam engines and space food to Spirograph, explore the inventions which shaped Leeds; the City of 1,000 Trades. Featuring objects and stories from great inventors both past and present, including Washington Teasdale, famed for creating what may have been Leeds’ first ‘selfie’!

Leeds Industrial Museum Shop page

Visit our shop for the perfect museum gift or treat, including popular Armley weave products and vintage-inspired gifts

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