• Royal Armories Museum, Leeds

  • National Railway Museum, York

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Yorkshire, Humberside & Lincolnshire

The Leeds and Liverpool canal famously influenced the success of Leeds and Bradford as industrial hubs of the north exporting its textile industry and transparent limestone and coal to the west. Despite the slowing demands as the textiles industry regressed the buildings and clothworker’s warehouses are still prominent in areas. Armley Mills Museum, and the University of Leeds’ ULITA Collection pay homage to the industry that brought the region economic stability.

The museums and heritage sites of Yorkshire’s other great cities of York and Sheffield display collections of their history which interpret the influence of the Vikings in Britain and the steel industry which still dominates Sheffield today.

Humberside’s Maritime Museum in Hull displays the history of the town whose arctic whaling heritage which peaked in the early 19th century while further south into Lincolnshire, Lincoln Cathedral dominates the rural skyline of the agricultural east.

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