Our Museums

The Friends of Leeds City Museums supports Leeds Musuems.

The Discovery Centre is a unique museum resource housing and caring for Leeds’ fantastic collections. Visits are by appointment for research or just to view the collections.

Leeds City Museum opened in September 2008 in Cuthbert Brodrick’s 1860 Leeds Institute, this award winning city museum has beaten all attendance forecasts.

Kirkstall Abbey once owned by the Brudenell family, and presented to the city by Colonel John North, Kirkstall is is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in England.

Abbey House Museum the former gatehouse to Kirkstall Abbey, this is now a museum depicting life in mainly Victorian Leeds including a full size street of shops, workshops and domestic interiors.

Thwaite Mill a fully-restored working water-mill complete with managers house and workshops on an island location between the River Aire and the Aire & Calder Navigation.

Armley Mills Industrial Museum once the worlds largest woollen mill, today this museum presents a fascinating insight into Leeds’ rich and varied industrial heritage.

We also support the Historic Houses of Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam House.