After visiting the Middleton Railway, why not make a day of it in Leeds? There is so much more to see in the ‘Capital of the North’, and any of these attractions should be of interest.
Thackray Museum of Medicine
Follow the story of medicine as you wander through the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, watch gruesome operations taking place in our 19th-century operating theatre, chart how well the world responds to crisis, and discover the medical innovations that changed the world.
Address: Becket Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
Telephone: 0113 244 4343
Discover Temple Newsam and explore the Tudor-Jacobean mansion filled with hidden treasures, encounter rare breed farm animals in the historic farm and stroll through the impressive grounds and gardens. Come along and get up close to your favourite farmyard friends including piglets, geese, guinea pigs and loads more.
Address: Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE
Telephone: 0113 336 7460
A fully restored working water-powered mill built in 1823-25, harnessing the power of the River Aire, and claiming to be “one of the best last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain”. Café and picnic grounds beside the River Aire.
Address: Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP
Telephone: 0113 378 2983
Leeds Industrial Museum
Uncover the untold tales behind the greatest creative innovators of our time. From Scootacars to steam engines and space food to Spirograph, explore the inventions which shaped Leeds; the City of 1,000 Trades. Featuring objects and stories from great inventors both past and present, including Washington Teasdale, famed for creating what may have been Leeds’ first “selfie”! See working textile machinery and find out how Leeds bought fashion to the high street.
Address: Canal Rd, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF
Telephone: 0113 378 3173
Abbey House Museum
A family-friendly museum exploring social history and childhood in Victorian era Leeds. Step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets, shops and houses to experience life as a Victorian in Leed; visit the childhood galleries to see toys from the past.
Address: Abbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH
Telephone: 0113 378 4079
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
A working farm in Leeds, open 365 days a year for the public to visit the animals, gardens, and flourishing woodland. It has been around since 1980 as a city farm, when it was established with the goal of reconnecting urban people with their food. Farm produce is sold in the shop.
Address: Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG
Telephone: 0113 262 9759