Visit our Permanent Exhibition
Our permanent exhibition showcases the best merchandise, documents, photos and film from over 135 years of Marks & Spencer.
Our usual opening hours are: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. We recommend visitors allow 1 hour for their visit.
Our building is fully accessible with level access throughout, accessible toilets and baby change facilities. For full details on our facilities and services please see our Accessibility Policy and Physical Access Statement.
Our step-by-step Visual Story provides images and text to help you prepare for your visit to us.
Families are very welcome at the Archive, we have exhibition trails for all ages, dressing up and hands-on activities - have a go at weaving and fashion design. There's no need to book, drop in any time.
We have an accessible WC and baby-changing facilities, a picnic area and the exhibition is fully air-conditioned.
Find us at LS2 9LP – free 4-hour on-street public parking on Woodsley Road (LS2 9LZ) and Bellevue Road (LS3 1DY)
More fun nearby: Woodhouse Moor and playground (10 mins walk), Leeds City Museum (20 mins walk), Leeds Art Gallery and Central Library (25 mins walk)
To reach us from Leeds City Centre
We are a 30 minute walk from the City Centre. Walk up Woodhouse Lane to reach the Parkinson Building on the University of Leeds Campus. With your back to the Parkinson Building steps, turn right and right again under the archway. From here we are easily signposted across campus to the crossroads at Moorland Road and Clarendon Road.
From there, turn left down Clarendon Road and we are the second turning on the right, into the Western Campus where you’ll see the Michael Marks Building ahead of you (we're opposite the Business School - the old Leeds Grammar School).
There are lots of campus maps dotted around the entrances to the University so it’s easy to find your way. Use these to check for directions and make sure you’re on course; we’re shown as the Michael Marks Building, on the Western Campus, no. 13 on the University's Campus Map.
Our nearest train station is Leeds City Station. We’re a 30 minute walk or just 5 minutes in a taxi. If you're walking, you can use the M&S Heritage Trail map by walking up Park Row from the station and joining the Heritage Trail at the corner of The Light, where Park Row meets The Headrow.
You can get the No 56 bus from stop H on Eastgate, or stop K on Albion Street to the Leeds University Business School on Moorland Road. When you get off the bus, keep the Business School on your right and follow the road back towards Clarendon Road crossroads. Turn right at the crossroads and we are the second path on the right, into the Western Campus. Alternatively, you can get the No 1 bus from stop D on Bishopgate Street outside the train station, or stop L on Albion Street. Get off at the Parkinson Building and then simply follow the On Foot instructions above.
For current travel information please check www.wymetro.com/BusTravel before travelling.
We have parking spaces for Disabled Blue Badge holders. We can't offer parking for visitors unless they hold a Blue Badge. There are 4-hour limited parking spaces close to the Michael Marks Building at the eastern end of Woodsley Road and northern end of Belle Vue Road. Please note that there is no longer vehicle access from the eastern end of Woodsley Road to Belle Vue Road, access is now only possible from Clarendon Road.
If you're using a Sat Nav, please enter the postcode LS2 9LP.
Click here for a more detailed guide to the University of Leeds campus