Leeds Steampunk Market
Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills
Sat 30th September & Sun 1st October 2017
The weekend will be as follows: Doors open at 11am on both days, all stalls open and trading up to 5pm. Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that’s right, we do things different at LSM!) commences an hour before the tournament takes place at 3pm. (Rules on coffee jousting are on a separate post/tab on the LSM website).
Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (both 1st and 2nd) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host). Outdoor entertainment tbc but hoping to once again have a demonstration by Fox Flute and his team of rogues at 1.30pm. He is also known as the Demon Barber of Lincoln and will be doing cut throat shaves over the weekend as well. Also hoping to have a flying display from Amy Jo Lawrance’s Flying Squadron this time www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron
There will be a dvd running on a loop in the 1920’s cinema of a steampunk inspired film for when you need a rest for a while. There will be 50 traders on two floors which will not be all the same people on both days. There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to. A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade cake and cuppas as well as a few hot food vendors (as there’s nowhere else close really for normal food).
Don’t forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well. If you come along on the Saturday, retain your admission receipt as it will gain you free entry on the Sunday. Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout. These prices are correct at time of going to press (Nov 216) but their admission prices now are:
Child £1.90 Children under 5 years are free.
Family (up to 2 adults + 3 kids) £8.00
Group: The concessionary rate applies per person for pre-booked groups of 10 or more
Membership: Admission is free to members of the Leeds Art Fund,Friends of Leeds City Museums and the National Arts Collection Fund. Max card: General admission is free Leeds card: Adult: £3.00 Concessions: (LX, Over 60 & 60 Extra) £2.23. Child: (Breeze Card) £1.45. Family: £6.40 Leeds card family rate applicable where anybody in the party offers a Leeds card or Breeze card. Please make sure you have your card with you.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome at this museum, both in the buildings and out in the grounds. Please do keep an eye on your pet at all times so that they do not “mark” anywhere, be it the walls of the building or a trader’s tablecloth. Also ensure you have the necessary poop bags/tissues/wet wipes etc to clean up any “accidents”.
Also please be aware there are no cash point machines on the site – the nearest one would be if you walked back up to Town Street or over the foot bridge to Cardigan Fields and there is one in the wall of Hollywood Bowl which charges you for the privilege.
You can get to Armley Mills by getting on a number 15 bus from the town centre. There is a bus stop just outside the main doors of the train station in Leeds centre and the number 15 bus drops you off opposite the carpark of Armley Mill on Canal Road.