At meeting of full council on Wednesday, February 21, members gave approval to proceed with proposals which will help meet the unprecedented financial challenges facing the authority. This included proposals to end the council’s lease at Thwaite Watermill, which has been subject to public consultation. Whilst the final decision has not yet been taken to surrender the lease, Thwaite Watermill will provisionally close to the public as a Leeds Museums and Galleries attraction from April 1.


We are no longer taking bookings for weddings at Thwaite Watermill.

All pre-booked weddings have been contacted to discuss any arrangements if required.

A couple are celebrating their wedding in an old mill buliding with bunting hanging from the ceiling. They are sounded by guests who are sitting behind them

How to get here


The nearest train station is Leeds, located 2.5 miles away.


Bus number 110 runs from Leeds bus station and stops a short walk away from the site.


Thwaite Watermill is close to the M1, junction 43 from the South and junction 44 from the North. There is free parking available, with disabled parking by the entrance.