Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF
With modern Leeds a product of the Industrial Revolution, it’s fitting that the city celebrates its industrial heritage in one of its most dramatic buildings, namely what used to be the world’s biggest woollen mill. The exhibits – large and small, Singer sewing machines to fire engines – tell the story of manufacturing in Leeds, whether it’s through working steam engines or vintage weaving looms. It’s a huge site, with plenty to do (including regular children’s events, spinning classes, and the like), and don’t miss the 1920s cinema, which has films showing daily. Bus No.5 from outside the train station runs up to the museum.