The Top 10 sights in Leeds (Part 2)

6. The Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries are a national museum of Britain, with more than 8,500 items in five galleries. Armours displayed cover a period through 3,000 years – definitely a must-see. One can also visit the Thackray Medical Museum, which has a collection of more than 20,000 artifacts related to medicine and its development through the ages.

7. The Leeds Industrial Museum (Armley Mills)

The museum is located west of the center of Leeds. Its location is quite fascinating, because it is a former large wooden mill in the world called Armley Mills on Canal Road. It presents an interesting history of the wool industry and production in Yorkshire from the 18th century. It also exhibits items of textile, clothing, printing, locomotives and engineering manufacturing.

8. The Temple Newsam House

The Temple Newsam House is a Tudor-Jacobean and 40-room house located on the 900-acre park outside Leeds, where Lord Darnley, the Mary Queen of Scots’s husband, was born. It contains paintings of the Old Masters, furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale and amazing of silver and cream ware of Leeds.

9. The Lotherton Hall

The Hall was built for the Gascoigne family before WWI, right in the Edwardian era. The family was passionate about art and antiques. The best galleries are Oriental, with items dating back to the 19th century, and Nightingale, which displays the local artist and their work.

10. The Kirkstall Abbey and Museum

the-kirkstall-abbey-and-museumThis Cistercian house is located in the Aire Valley, four miles west of the city of Leeds. It includes a church with the choir and a tower, however the roof of the church and the tower are ruined. One can also see the well preserved chapter house, kitchen, refectory and some other buildings. The gatehouse is a part of the museum, where Yorkshire’s life throughout the centuries is illustrated with reproductions of houses, workshops and shops.