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LEEDS INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

Description
Armley Mills, once the world’s largest woollen mill, is now an award-winning industrial museum.

Exhibits dating from the 18th and 19th centuries show the history of textiles, clothing and engine and locomotive manufacture in the area. The museum also illustrates the history of cinema projections, including the first moving pictures taken in Leeds, as well as 1920s silent movies. During the regular ‘working weekends’ several exhibits are operated including water wheels, a steam engine and the great spinning ‘mules’.

Videorecordings of 1888 films of Louis Le Prince, who experimented in Leeds, plus newsreels. Approx 100 16mm films - mainly technical/training.
Website
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills/
Keywords
Film Equipment; Le Prince, Louis
Access
By arrangement.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
35mm and 16mm in the Museum’s cinema.
Charges
Admission charge to Museum.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Equipment
c.15 Kalee cameras and projectors.
Video/Film
Videorecordings of 1888 films of Louis Le Prince, who experimented in Leeds, plus newsreels. Approx 100 16mm films - mainly technical/training.

Catalogues

Printed catalogue
Printed list.
Digitised catalogue
No.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Martin Gresswell
Job title
Curator
Telephone
0113 263 7861
Fax
0113 263 7861
Email
armley.mills@leeds.gov.uk
Address
Armley Mills
Canal Road
Armley
Leeds
LS12 2QF

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