Steampunk Market returns to popular Leeds museum this weekend

A unique market is once again set to open its doors at a popular Leeds museum this week.

Visitors of all ages will be able enjoy the delights of the fantastic Steampunk Market at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, which held on the weekend of March 7 and 8 March 2015, has proved to be a big hit since making its debut in 2013.

Available at the event will be a diverse range of stalls to visit, along with films and live entertainment, a birds of prey flying display, tea duelling and photographers. Fire artist 'Parsley Flashheart' will also be making his first appearance at the market, and in what is always a highlight, the Mill Engine will be ‘steaming up’ on both days to delight the crowds. There will be a large selection of traders selling everything from handmade footwear to hats and the chance to relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake at a vintage café, this is a date in the diary not to be missed whether you’re a fan of Steampunk or if you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family.

To find out more about the Steampunk Market and entry, which is available at regular museum admission prices, please see: http://www.leedssteampunkmarket.co.uk/ and www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"It is really great news that the fantastic Steampunk Market is set to return to Leeds Industrial Museum this weekend.

"Once again the market will be providing a range of entertainment and activities including stalls, a birds of prey flying display, the chance to steam up a Mill Engine, and in what is a first for the event at Armley Mills, an appearance by fire artist ‘Parsley Flashheart’!"

Lesley Durkin, site development officer at Leeds Industrial Museum said:

"If you haven’t been to a Steampunk market before then this is a great time to pay us a visit. The stalls are really good and a lot of the stuff is really reasonably priced."

Notes to editors:

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills:

Housed in what was once the world's largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum houses a wealth of gems located in a beautiful riverside setting. Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing to printing, engineering and locomotives, which the city was world famous for.

Normal museum admission charges apply.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is open at the following times:

Monday: Closed except for bank holidays. Bank holiday Mondays 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00

Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00

For further information visit our website www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk