Leeds Discovery Centre is primarily a storage facility built to house artefacts for Leeds Museums & Galleries. The centre is open to the public with tours operating on Thursdays.
What to see at Leeds Discovery Centre
The centre houses over one million objects including natural science specimens, social history artefacts and artefacts relating to the ancient world including Anglo-Saxon sculpture.
Visiting the Leeds Discovery Centre
The Leeds Discovery Centre is in a light industrial area just a short walk south from the Leeds Dock development. From here it is only a four-minute walk to Leeds Dock and the Royal Armouries Museum is a six-minute walk away. It is around a 15–20-minute walk into the city centre or you can take the Leeds Dock ferry to Granary Wharf near the railway station.
Bus route 29 is just a two-minute walk away, although there is a bus stop a five-minute walk away on Hunslet Road that has more frequent services into the city centre.
Free parking is available, which is rare for a museum in a large English city.
As this is primarily a storage facility, it does not keep the same hours as a regular museum. Admission is either by appointment only or as part of a free tour running at 11am or 2pm on Thursdays.