Armley Mills Ghost Hunts

Armley Mills is located in Leeds, Yorkshire, The earliest record of Armley Mills dates from the middle of the sixteenth century when local clothier Richard Booth leased ‘Armley Millnes’ from Henry Saville. A document of 1707 describes them as fulling mills. In 1788 the mills were expanded were equipped with five waterwheels driving eighteen fulling stocks. Fulling was a necessary but dirty process where woven wool is felted. The bundles of cloth are hit repeatedly by large hammers, the fulling stocks, while soaked in water, urine and a clay known as Fuller’s earth. The urine which is a source of ammonia was collected from neighbouring houses, who specially saved it for the purpose.

In 1788 the mills were expanded into the worlds largest woolen mill, In 1804/1805 the mills were sold but burnt down. The early mills were fire hazards, the fibres in the air igniting and setting fire to the flammable structure. Gott rebuilt the mill using fireproof principles: the mill structure survives and it is this structure that has achieved a grade II* listing

By 1907 part of the mill had been let out to tenants . The woollen clothing manufacturers Bentley and Tempest took over the mill. The mill then closed its doors in 1971, a victim to the changing technology, loss of market and the prevailing economic conditions. It was sold to Leeds City Council who re-opened it as a museum of industry in 1982.

Many who worked here were subject to very harsh living and working conditions and some lost their lives here.

This may explain why Armley Mills is rife with unexplained going on  and is well known for being extremely haunted.  Many visitors have experienced many spooky goings on at this location, some have reported seeing full apparitions and upon investigating have vanished, there are reports of dark shadows moving around many areas of the building  including disembodied voices along with the sounds of heavy footsteps.

Many report smelling burning in the parts of the building including the smell of old tobacco smoke. What will you discover on your haunted adventure at this truly haunted building as we give you exclusive access until the early hours.

  • Work in smaller and more personal groups
  • Take part in a variety of activities such as Seances and more
  • Access to ghost hunting equipment such as K-II, trigger objects, ghost meters, EDI’s etc.
  • Opportunities to conduct lone vigils for those feeling brave
  • A friendly and experienced team of investigators offering help and advice throughout the night
  • Qualified first aider present
  • Tea, coffee, cordial  and biscuits included in the cost

Tea, coffee, juices and light snacks provided during this event at the scheduled break times, to help the environment we ask you bring your own travel mugs for your drinks.

Parking is available at this location. The car park is located at the top of the museum, this is the main carpark. Please do not park in front of the museum due to a weak bridge and no turning Circle.

Arrival is 15 minutes before the event start time, early admittance is not permitted.

Further information will be sent to all attendees via email 5 Days before the event.

On some events we offer a deposit option, where this option is available you can book with a non-refundable deposit by booking with a deposit you agree to paying any outstanding balance one month prior to the event. Or you can pay in full at the time booking.

Where you choose to pay with paypal , you can choose paypal pay in 3. where you can spread the cost of your booking in 3 installments see paypal for more details.

Not suitable for wheelchair users. 

For people with walking difficulties or mobility issues please contact us before booking.

All attendees must be aged 18 years or over 

Not suitable for pregnant ladies 

Flat gripped footwear must be worn no heels.

Please read terms and conditions before placing your booking. You will be required to agree to these before placing your booking. Read terms & Conditions

Availability & Prices

Saturday 16th March 2024

8pm – 2am

£55.00 per person

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