Working with schools

The Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive offers an ever-growing range of educational packages, workshops and workbooks.

Currently, these cater for Keys Stage 2 curriculum activities on the Industrial Revolution and the First World War. Developed with funding support from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England and are managed by educators and Museum & Archive volunteers.

We are also open to approaches to deliver bespoke workshops with individual schools and groups.

COntact us about school workshops


More education opportunities

Sunny Bank Mills trail poster
Self-led mill trail

Do our wonderful kids' mill trail! Follow the trail and learn our stories about the history of the mill and who worked here. Print off a trail map here or pick one up from the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery.

Download map

Browsing shops at Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds.
Adult Education

Adult group tours of the Museum & Archive can be arranged by appointment. A visit includes a tour of the Museum & Archive introducing the textile collection with information about the buildings and people that worked here at Sunny Bank Mills. Tours can be adapted to cater for your own group’s interest. A minimum donation of £5 per person is requested for a group visit

Historical clothing and documents
Research Opportunities

The Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive regularly work with a wide range of individuals and organisations. These include undergraduates to PhD students, historians and artists. Please contact the curator for current opportunities.

Access to the Museum & Archive for commercial use can be arranged by appointment. Textile designers visit to experience the fantastic designs and obtain colour inspiration for their new collections. Costs vary according to the expertise we provide.

Please contact the Heritage Director for more information at [email protected]