Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East
2 Aberford Road, Oulton
LS26 8EJ
United Kingdom

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Best Museums and Galleries in Leeds

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From Egyptian mummies to world-famous sculptures, Leeds has it all. Because there’s so much to do, we’ve rounded up the best museums and galleries for you to visit on your next stay in the city.


The Royal Armouries


This magnificent museum is the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armour. The collection of artefacts was previously held in The Tower of London but is now shown for all to see. The museum is ever growing, continuing to preserve the nation’s heritage.




Leeds City Museum


With six exciting exhibitions, this museum is well worth a visit. Who would have guessed you can discover an Egyptian mummy or a pilot whale in the heart of Leeds city centre? It must be seen to be believed.


Leeds City Museum


Leeds Art Gallery


Just around the bend from Leeds City Museum, Leeds Art Gallery holds one of the largest collections of 20th-century British art in the UK! Marvel at works by Francis Bacon, Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst – to name a few artists. This attraction is simply divine!


Leeds Art Gallery



Abbey House Museum


Travel back in time to the Victorian Era and amble down Abbey House’s 19th-century streets. Explore the social divide as you experience the lives of the rich and poor. While you’re there, take the time to visit the breath-taking Kirkstall Abbey, just on the doorstep. Definitely a day out to remember!




The Henry Moore Institute


Visit one of the most important galleries in the country! Named after Leeds lad, Henry Moore, this gallery celebrates the study of sculptures. There’s always something new, as the display of world-class historical and contemporary works changes yearly.




We hope our favourite Leeds museums and galleries make the cut for your travel itinerary! Why not take a break from your tour of the city and stay the night at our Leeds East Holiday Inn hotel? We can’t wait to welcome you!

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Galway, Ireland

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the disabled access rooms. I was staying alone as a wheelchair user, so a little worried about coping with things.

I had no problems whatsoever. The staff were extremely helpful and made my stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. I would certainly stay here again.



No kidding, but within 30 minutes of our arrival we had booked a further visit for later in the year. The surrounding area is very pleasant, the location appears quiet and is convenient for many local sites and attractions. The room, including bed was very comfortable, the staff most helpful.

Breakfast is included in your price here and much to choose from including bacon, sausage, egg, porridge, cereal, muesli, fruit, yogurt etc etc. I find this, for what we paid, hard to beat. We have family nearby so this is a good location and what we paid for what we received excellent value.



On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who sorted everything out. Once we were checked in and got to our rooms, the room was all set out and was very clean. Beds very comfy and price was right, would definitely recommend.



I have had the pleasure of staying here three times now and it never fails to impress! The hotel itself is well kept, very clean and tidy. The staff are amazing and just can’t do enough to make you feel welcome.

Breakfast is always hot and fresh, be it yogurt and fruit or full English you will enjoy! Beds are really comfy and the room its-self is great with good blackout curtains.



I get to stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn's up and down the country, and this surely is one of the best. Great location, spotlessly clean and wonderful staff that couldn't do enough for you. Comfortable refurbished rooms and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for!


Melbourne, Australia

A friendly place to stay with nice rooms, good breakfast and most importantly great staff. Handy for Leeds and York with easy parking and a carvery nearby. What more could you want. Once again I want to stress the really good staff.



A varied group of 5 but the hotel met our requirements well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, great having free WiFi, and breakfast included. The staff were very helpful and we found it an ideal location for touring around Yorkshire.



Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn East Leeds. Lovely friendly staff and a nice warm welcome. Beautiful clean and cosy rooms. Not one fault with this hotel, free breakfast and a Toby carvery joined on to the hotel, perfect. Paid £55 per night. Well worth it. Will definitely recommend and will stay again.



Nice and spacious rooms, bathroom very clean, everything in working order and free breakfast!

Location about 25 mins from Leeds city centre, however worked well for us as just off the motorway so able to get to other locations quickly. Staff very friendly, would definitely come again.



Spent a couple of nights here. We stayed in an accessible ground floor room which was great. Very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well.

Continental breakfast is included in the price which was very reasonable. Staff were lovely - sorting out our key card when it stopped working and finding me a nail file when I asked for one.

We went for a meal in Leeds one night and to a reception at Oulton Hall on the other. Staff arranged taxis both times without fuss. A small but perfectly functioning bar was welcome too!

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