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Armley Mills Museum
Armley Mills
Canal Road

LS12 2QF
Telephone: 0113 2637861
Fax: 0113 2637861
Email: armleymills.indmuseum@virgin.net

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Overview of collections

There are 3 designated collections in Leeds; Fine and Decorative Arts, Industrial and Natural Science, but the collections also include Anthropology, Archaeology, Numismatics, Social History and Costume and Textiles. Collections are housed, stored and dispalyed in a number of buildings and will be described;- Abbey House for Social history; Armley and Thwaite Mills for Industry; City Art Gallery for Fine art; Lotherton hall for Costume and textiles and Temple Newsam for Decorative Arts.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Armley Mills, once the world's largest woollen mill, has exhibits dating from the 18th and 19th centuries to show the history of textiles, clothing, engineering and machine tools, locomotive building, mines haulage, stationary steam engines, traction engines, road rollers and locomotives all manufactured in the area. Also has the history of film projections, including the first moving pictures taken in Leeds and some 1920s silent movies. Regular ' working weekends' have several exhibits operating including the water wheels, a steam engine and the great spinning `mules'.

Star Objects at this location

The spinning mules.
Collection Descriptions
Science & Industry Collection (Armley Mills Museum)
These designated collections trace the development of major industries in Leeds particularly in wool textile manufact...

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