Great news!  The museum galleries, café and gift shop have now temporarily closed as we begin our £4m redevelopment, bringing you brand new and updated exhibitions and improved facilities. Please note: the museum conference centre and pay and display car park remain open as normal.  

Find out more about our plans

During this temporary closure we’ll be heading out on the road in our Emergency Museum, delivering fun activities at a festival near you – watch this space for further details.

Address: Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Admission prices

No tickets available at the moment


We are next to St James’s Hospital in Leeds, two miles from the city centre and easily reached by road and public transport. Leeds is easily accessed by railway. Please see the Northern Rail website for details Frequent bus services run from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50, and 50A all stop outside the museum. If travelling by road via the M621, follow the signs for York (A64) then follow the brown tourist signs. From the north, take the A58 towards Leeds, and then follow the brown tourist signs.


We have an onsite Pay and Display car park at the front of the museum. The machines accept coin or card payment. 

Car Park Tariffs:

  • Up to 2 hours £2.00
  • Up to 4 hours £4.00

£4 for four hours is the MAXIMUM that any museum visitor need pay. Any museum visitors who wish to stay longer than 4 hours, and anyone attending a full day conference/event pays just £4. Please pay as normal at the machine and obtain an EXTENSION PERMIT from the museum reception to display in your vehicle. For people using our car park who are non-museum visitors, the following tariffs apply in addition to those shown above:

  • Up to 6 hours £8.00
  • Up to 8 hours £10.00
  • Up to 24 hours £13.00