Leeds museums ready for weekend to savour



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Two Leeds museums are set to play their part in a celebration of the country’s proud industrial heritage.

Leeds Industrial Museum and Thwaite Mills Watermill are running a packed programme of activities tomorrow and on Sunday to mark National Mills Weekend.

The Armley Mills-based industrial museum will tomorrow be offering tours of its textile gallery as well as the chance for visitors to try their hands at weaving, spinning and dyeing.

Anyone attending the fun at the museum will be entitled to free entry to Thwaite Mills Watermill on Sunday.

Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, Coun Lucinda Yeadon, said: “Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and Thwaite Mills Watermill are two fantastic places to visit, and we are delighted to showcase just how good they are as part of National Mills Weekend. There is always a lot to see at both museums, and on the weekend we will be offering a wide range of great activities including demonstrations and the chance to learn new skills including weaving, spinning and dyeing.

“Plus, this is a rare chance for visitors to visit both sites while only paying admission to one which is a great opportunity.”

Sarah Barton, keeper of the two museums, said staff at the attractions were “excited” about the weekend.

National Mills Weekend is an annual celebration of the UK’s milling heritage.

For more details, visit www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk.

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