Visit information

Opening hours

Mon – Closed (10am – 5pm on bank holidays)

Tues – Fri: 10am – 5pm

Sat – Sun: 12 – 5pm

Last admission one hour before closing.


0113 378 3173
(Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 1pm – 4pm)

[email protected]

Please contact us if you wish to view something specific from the collection or access a particular gallery or space during your visit.

Admission prices

Ticket TypeGeneral Admission
Leeds Card
Under 3sFreeN/A
(Pre-booked groups of 10 or more)
  • Adult
    General Admission £5.80
    Leeds Card £4.75

  • Child
    General Admission £3.15
    Leeds Card £2.65
  • Family
    General Admission £13.20
    Leeds Card £11
  • Under 3s
    General Admission Free
    Leeds Card N/A
  • Groups
    (Pre-booked groups of 10 or more)
    General Admission £5.30
    Leeds Card N/A

Admission to Leeds Industrial Museum is free to the following people, organisations, and participating members:

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Leeds Art Fund
  • Friends of Leeds Museums
  • Max Card holders (Max card holder and 1 adult)
  • Museums Association
  • National Museum Directors Council
  • National Art Fund
  • ICOM

Access information

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible and inclusive welcome for visitors to our buildings, exhibitions and collections. Our staff are trained in inclusive practice, disability awareness and basic Makaton.

Download Leeds Industrial Museum Accessibility Guide [Word Document]


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.

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Entry to Leeds Industrial Museum is free of charge for carers.

How to find and enter Leeds Industrial Museum

Situated on the outskirts of Leeds, the museum is approximately 2 miles from Leeds city centre, between the River Aire and the Leeds/Liverpool canal.

Access to the museum is via Canal Road, off Kirkstall Road where a car park leads to a mostly flat walkway to the museum entrance.

Please note that the alternative entrance to the museum from Cardigan Fields is closed. This is due to Flood Alleviation Scheme works closing the footbridge between Leeds Industrial Museum and Cardigan Fields.

The entrance door to the museum and shop is an automatic door and has a wide clearing space.


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Accessible parking

A disabled parking bay and drop off point is available directly outside the museum entrance. There is additional, but unmarked parking off Canal Road, about 100 yards from the museum entrance.

Accessible toilets

There is an accessible toilet on the upper floor of the museum. Facilities in the accessible toilets include emergency alarms and a fire alarm with a flashing light. These toilets are not RADAR key operated.

Baby change

There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilets on the entrance floor and within the accessible toilet in the Mill Space

Blind and partially sighted visitors

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

Some things to note are that:

  • access to the mill cottages and colour garden is via a cobbled path
  • the paths around the outside of the building are gravel, flagstone or cobbled in places

Visitors with physical disabilities and wheelchair users

A large portion of Leeds Industrial Museum is accessible. Some things to note are that:

  • access to the mill cottages and colour garden is via a cobbled path
  • the paths around the outside of the building are gravel, flagstone or cobbled in places
  • wheelchair access to the lower floor display areas of the mill and the Victorian schoolroom is via a large goods lift
  • there is no wheelchair access to the conference room
  • access to the mill cottages and colour garden is via a cobbled path
  • the paths around the outside of the building are gravel, flagstone or cobbled in places
  • the pathway around the building is steep as you head back to the museum entrance from the lower galleries and locomotive shed

D/deaf and hearing impaired visitors

There is no induction loop available. All films are shown with subtitles, including those shown in the cinema.

Special Educational Needs and Access

If you are a school group, home educating family or young person, please visit our dedicated Special Educational Needs and Access page for more information about how we try to make visits to Leeds Industrial Museum inclusive and accessible.

Access provision for groups

Tailored handling sessions or touch tours on a group-specific interest area can be organised.

If a member or members of your group require specific access provision, please contact us in advance of your visit.

Borrowable resources

Ear defenders are available near the spinning mule. During the demonstrations of the mule, it can be quite loud and crowded.


Leeds Industrial Museum 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

For more information before your visit or to help us improve our access provision, please contact us:


0113 378 3173
(10am - 4pm, Mon - Sat
1pm - 4pm, Sun)



Leeds Industrial Museum
Canal Road
Leeds LS12 2QF

Enter Leeds Industrial Museum for just £1*

*Offer applicable to households within LS3, LS4, LS5 and LS12 postcodes and limited to one admission per person. Proof of address such as a recent utility bill or driver’s license required.

How to get here


The number 14 bus operates from Leeds City Centre and stops on Canal Road. Alternative buses (33, 33A, 508 and 757) travel from the city centre along Kirkstall Road, a short walk from the museum. The footbridge linking the museum to Cardigan Fields/Vue Cinema complex is currently closed.


The nearest train station is Burley Park which is a 1 mile walk from the museum. Leeds train station is 1.6 miles away.


Leeds Industrial Museum is located just two miles out of the city centre on Canal Road, off the main A65 road to Kirkstall. Free on-site parking is available and is a 1 minute walk from the entrance.

Assistance videos

Orientation film

A film that sets out what to expect from a visit to Leeds Industrial Museum.

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.