The best museums in Leeds in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Leeds, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Leeds, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Leeds.

These are the best museums in Leeds:

  1. Royal Armouries1

    Royal Armouries

    Leeds
    Royal Armouries is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to: weapons and war and archives.
  2. Kirkstall Abbey2

    Kirkstall Abbey

    Leeds
    Kirkstall Abbey is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to Architecture, Religion and Archaeology.
  3. Temple Newsam House3

    Temple Newsam House

    Leeds
    Temple Newsam House is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to Fine Art, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art and Costume and Textiles.
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  5. Thackray Medical Museum4

    Thackray Medical Museum

    Leeds
    Thackray Medical Museum is a museum in Leeds, formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse and Grade II listed. The museum galleries, café and gift shop are temporarily closed for a £4m refurbishment. Our plans include brand new and updated exhibitions and improved facilities. During this temporary closure we
  6. Abbey House Museum5

    Abbey House Museum

    Leeds
    Abbey House Museum is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to Toys and Hobbies, Archaeology, Social History, Costume and Textiles and Archives.
  7. Leeds City Museum6

    Leeds City Museum

    Leeds
    The museum offers an exciting and fun day out for visitors of all ages. Leeds City Museum features exhibits related to Social History, Natural Sciences, World Cultures, Coins and Medals and Archaeology. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: Designated Collection.
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  9. Leeds Town Hall7

    Leeds Town Hall

    Leeds
    Leeds Town Hall is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to Architecture.
  10. Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills8

    Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

    Leeds
    Formerly the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills is now a museum which explores Leeds' rich industrial past. Displays cover the local textiles and clothing industries, printing, cinematography, photography and engineering. Working exhibits include a 1904 spinning mule and 1920s-style cin
  11. Middleton Railway9

    Middleton Railway

    Hunslet
    Middleton Railway is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to: industry and land transport. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: cockerill's of seraing, liege, belgium, north eastern railway, gateshead, hunslet engine company, leeds, john fowler & co. ltd, leeds,
  12. Thwaite Mills Watermill10

    Thwaite Mills Watermill

    Leeds
    Thwaite Mills Watermill is a museum in Leeds. The museum features exhibits related to Architecture, Social History, Archives, Inland Waterways, Archaeology, Industry, Science and Technology and Land Transport. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Designated Collection.

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