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This list of museums in West Yorkshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organisations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Abbey House Museum Abbey House Museum - geograph.org.uk - 140591 Kirkstall City of Leeds History Victorian period street scenes with shops and house displays,
Armley Mills Industrial Museum Armley Mills Industrial Museum - geograph.org.uk - 260255 Armley City of Leeds Industry Includes textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering displays
Bradford Industrial Museum Brackenhall 001 Eccleshill City of Bradford Industry Features relics of local industry, especially printing and textile machinery, kept in working condition for regular demonstrations to the public, also vehicles including classic cars, motor bikes, bicycles, buses, trams and a locomotive
Bramham Park Bramham Park Bramham City of Leeds Historic house Early 18th century Baroque mansion. Grounds used for outdoor events, concerts, car shows and horse trials
David Brown Tractor Museum David Brown - Case 1594 - Last Tractor built - DB Museum 08 - IMG 3951 Meltham Kirklees Agriculture website, David Brown tractors and memorabilia
Dean Clough Dean Clough Mills 2 Halifax Calderdale Art Former 19th century carpet factory and mill buildings now housing art galleries, a theatre and music spaces, as well as offices
Dewsbury Bus Museum Image needed LHB Dewsbury Kirklees Transportation website, preserved bus collection, displayed only on open days
East Riddlesden Hall East Riddlesden Hall 02 Keighley City of Bradford Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century manor house, gardens
Eureka! The National Children's Museum Eureka, Halifax Halifax Calderdale Children's Focus on play based learning and informal learning experiences
Fulneck Moravian Museum Image needed LHB wikipedia:Fulneck Moravian Settlement City of Leeds Ethnic information, information, Moravian memorabilia, embroidery and crafts, Victorian parlour and kitchen, historic local artifacts, 1822 hand-pulled fire engine
Gibson Mill Gibson Mill Hebden Bridge Calderdale Local Operated by the National Trust, 19th century textile mill & visitor centre with local history exhibits
Harewood House Harewood House3 Harewood City of Leeds Historic house 18th century grand country house designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, furniture by Thomas Chippendale and grounds by Capability Brown, features a bird garden. Hosted the Harewood House Steam Rally till 2010
Horsforth Village Museum Horsforth Museum, The Green, Horsforth - geograph.org.uk - 132599 Horsforth City of Leeds Local information, local history
Ingrow Loco Image needed LHB Ingrow City of Bradford Railway website, collection of locomotives, operated by the Bahamas Locomotive Society
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway LY 957 Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 1 Oxenhope City of Bradford Railway Heritage railway, Oxenhope railway station features museum of rolling stock, locomotives and artifacts
Leeds City Museum Leeds City Museum Leeds City of Leeds Multiple Local history, natural history, archaeology from Ancient Greece and Rome, African artifacts
Manor House Museum Manor 001 Ilkley City of Bradford Local Local history, archaeology, art exhibits
Middleton Railway Museum Middleton rail shed Hunslet City of Leeds Railway Heritage railway and shed with locomotives and rolling stock
Museum of Rail Travel Image needed LHB Ingrow] City of Bradford Railway Historic railway carriages and artifacts
National Coal Mining Museum for England NationalCoalminingMuseum(IanM)Aug2005 Overton City of Wakefield Mining Former coal mine with underground tours
National Media Museum National Museum of Photography, Film and Television Bradford City of Bradford Media Photography, cinema, television, animation, advertising, and related technology and artifacts
Nostell Priory Nostell Priory 2 Nostell City of Wakefield Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century Palladian house with interiors by Robert Adam, collection of Chippendale furniture, 18th-century dolls' house, 300 acres (1.2 km²

) of parkland, used for classic car & steam rallies

Pontefract Museum Image needed LHB Pontefract City of Wakefield Local Local history, mining, culture, archaeology,
Royal Armouries Museum Royal Armouries - geograph.org.uk - 41878 Leeds City of Leeds Military Armour, swords, spears, warfare from ancient to modern times includes modern armoured vehicles and weapons
Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre Image needed LHB Marsden Kirklees Transportation Construction of the Standedge Tunnels and the history and life along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Temple Newsam House and Estate Temple Newsam 02 Leeds City of Leeds Historic house Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, working rare breeds farm, collections of fine and decorative arts. Park host the Temple Newsam Steam Rally
Thwaite Mills Thwaite Mills - geograph.org.uk - 48209 Leeds City of Leeds Industry Fully-restored working water-powered textile mill and associated buildings
Tolson Museum Tolson Museum 001 Huddersfield Kirklees Multiple website, local history, natural history, transportation, textiles, archaeology
Wakefield Museum Image needed LHB Wakefield City of Wakefield Multiple website, local history, culture, natural history collections of Charles Waterton
Yorkshire Motor Museum TVR No2 Batley Kirklees Automotive information, classic and vintage cars

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