See & do

Things to see & do at Leeds Industrial Museum

Explore the spaces around the mill and find out what there is to see on your visit to Leeds Industrial Museum.

Leeds Industrial Museum has changing exhibitions which are inspired by a theme from the museum’s collection, along with exciting events running throughout the year.

Visit our What’s on page to find out more.

Palace Picture House

Four rows of seats in an old fashioned cinema

Leeds played a key role in the story of film and we’re home to one of the smallest 1920s cinemas in the world. Come along to watch a film in our cosy 24 seat cinema.

Tailoring Gallery

Outfits in display cases, pictured through the handle of a pair of scissors

Discover how Leeds helped to launch high street fashion through the work of pioneers including John Barran, Joseph Hepworth and Montague Burton.

Media in the Mill

Child looking in to a large printing machine

Celebrating the creative industries in Leeds, this space is home to moving image cameras, photography equipment and an impressive range of printing presses.

Textile Galleries

Step back in time and get close to our spinning wheels and working looms. See live demonstrations in the mill space and learn about local connections to the wool and cloth industries which made Leeds world famous.

Take in the panoramic views from the original mill windows and come face-to-face with the huge Potts clock which once greeted holidaymakers to the Morecambe Promenade railway station in the early twentieth century.

Person operating weaving machinery in front of a crowd

Engine Galleries

Victorian era steam powered vehicle with 'City of Leeds' printed on the side

Home to a whole host of steam engines both large and small, our world famous collection can be viewed up close in our lower level galleries.

Manager’s Cottage

Round table surrounded by six chairs in a room with rich red wallpaper, carpet and paintings hanging on the wall

Recreated in 1969, this traditional home provides insight into the lives of those of those who lived and worked here and the contrast of living standards in Victorian Britain.

Colour Garden

Plants growing in colourful pots made of car tyres

Explore the blooming blossoms of the colour garden, our volunteer co-ordinated space filled with flowers used to create traditional dyes.