By Ivor Hughes
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills plugs itself as being a museum of 1,000 trades.
One of those trades, iron forging, is the subject of a small though well researched exhibition – Hammer Heart: Seven Centuries of Kirkstall Forgerunning until 8 October.
The exhibition acknowledges the creation of a forge in the thirteenth century by the Cistercian monks at Kirkstall Abbey.
Though it focuses mainly on the post-industrial incarnation under the ownership and innovation of six generations of the Butler family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The exhibition was facilitated by Aleks Fagelman (museum staff) and is being co-curated by local volunteers.
Open Tuesday to Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm, weekends 12pm-5pm.