The lifting tower is a focal point at Wellington Place’s Tower Square, which opened in 2016.The lifting tower is a focal point at Wellington Place’s Tower Square, which opened in 2016.
The lifting tower is a focal point at Wellington Place’s Tower Square, which opened in 2016.

13 first look pictures inside Wellington Place Museum after development of wagon tower

A new museum is set to open its doors in Leeds city centre.

Work has begun to repair, restore, and activate the Grade II listed former wagon lifting tower at Wellington Place.

MEPC will be converting the new ground floor space into a mini museum and exhibition space, which will showcase the rich industrial heritage of Wellington Place and Leeds.

The museum, which will be accessible to the public during the day, will focus on several themes throughout the year, including highlighting the core role that the tower played for Leeds’ original railway station, and an exhibition capturing people’s memories of the working station.

It will also display special artefacts from the station’s history, including exclusive photography.

Yorkshire Evening Post photographer James Hardisty got an exclusive look inside ahead of opening...

The museum, which will be accessible to the public during the day, will focus on several themes throughout the year, including highlighting the core role that the tower played for Leeds’ original railway station, and an exhibition capturing people’s memories of the working station.

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