Every week, volunteers from the local community gather to work on and maintain the Colour Gardens at Leeds Industrial Museum.
Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
Explore the portraits in our ‘Sweepiana’ collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.
Uncover the story of Mary Wood, Dewsbury’s Wool Queen from 1931-32, in light of the Queens of Industry exhibition.
Discover the history behind Leeds businessman George Bray, the 19th century gas lighting pioneer who changed the face of Britain.
On 27th December 2015, along with many nearby homes and business, Leeds Industrial Museum suffered its worst flood since records began. As part of the clearing up process it became increasingly clear that one of the badly affected ground floor storage areas at the Museum held an object with some question marks hanging over its identity. Following…
Sometimes the most unassuming objects can have the most fascinating history.
Burtons were paid a royal visit in 1966, and made the suits for the winning football team of 1966.
We investigate the stories behind the treasures in the store at Leeds Industrial Museum.
A writing workshop at Leeds Industrial Museum reveals inspiring stories from WW1.
Curator Kitty Ross explores the riots that broke out in New Wortley in 1890, through objects we have in our collection.