Sunny Bank Mills
Sunny Bank Mills is a former worsted mill in Farsley, West Leeds; with a Gallery, Archive, Artists’ Studios and a workshop and events programme. The Gallery is the creative heart of the Mill and the local community with a rolling exhibition programme that supports regional artists and makers in the light, airy and tranquil space that was the former cloth warehouse.
We have a lovely gift shop and welcome visitors; entry is free and delicious home- made cakes mostly made by our Arts Director Jane Kay. We like people to bring their families; welcome (well behaved) dogs and generally just love it when people come and stay a while.
If you like history our textiles Archive is open on Saturdays, cost £5 and booking required, and for free on Heritage Open Days. It is a fascinating insight into the people who worked here and the cloth that was made here.
Visitors can volunteer to help preserve the objects in our Archive. The volunteers meet every Wednesday morning and help Rachel to conserve the textiles, guard books and artefacts, research and help with events and are rewarded with a cup of tea and chance to meet like minded individuals.
“Wonderful place to relax”, Jo Cochrane
“Love it! Always interesting”, J. Connor
“Mind Blowing! Great Work! Great Space”, S. Boulanger
We are part of Arts Together because we want to help share and shout about all the amazing arts and cultural things that we are part of and that happen in and around Leeds that are both for and about community.
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Email [email protected]
People you may meet
I am the Arts Director and programme, curate and manage all the creative output of the Art Gallery which includes exhibitions and workshops, as well as special large-scale events around the Mill. All the high-flying stuff aside, I love playing in the Gallery shop and I also make most of the cakes for the tearoom!
I look after the archive and our lovely volunteers. Once upon a time I was a nurse – now instead of looking after people (volunteers excepted!) I look after the objects and stories of the mill.