Steampunk Market to take over Leeds museum this weekend

Caption: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is hosting the Steampunk Market this weekend.

A popular city museum is once again ready to host a unique market event this weekend.

Held on 11 and 12 October 2014, visitors to Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills will have the opportunity from 11am-5pm to enjoy the delights and browse a range of stalls at the Leeds Steampunk Market.

On offer at the interactive event will include films and live entertainment, a birds of prey flying display, tea duelling and photographers who are set to be joined by a number of authors and The First Tea Company. In what also promises to be a real treat, the Mill Engine at Armley Mills will be ‘steaming up’ on both days, and afterwards, why not have a cup and tea and slice of cake at a vintage café. Entrance to the market is free but normal museum admission charges apply.

To find out more regarding the Steampunk Market, please see: http://www.leedssteampunkmarket.co.uk/

For more information regarding events and activities at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, please see: www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills

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

"We are delighted to be once again hosting the Steampunk Market at Armley Mills, which is always a great day out for all the family.

"On offer will include a range of entertainment and stalls, and in what promises to be something not to be missed, we will also be steaming up our very own mill engine for visitors to enjoy!"

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.

There is no additional charge for visiting this exhibition. Normal 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