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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Excellent museum

Our party comprised of 4 adults a teenager and a 6 year old. The museum was fantastic and catered... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Dawn M
via mobile
The Museum Street is worth a visit

Family-friendly site opening a window onto 19th-century life in Leeds with shops, houses and an inn... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
John R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets, shops and houses and experience life as a Victorian. As a fun, family-friendly and interactive museum, Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family. Come to one of our many family sessions as advertised on our website or pop in with friends for a trip down memory lane.On the ground floor visit Stephen Harding Gate, the 19th century equivalent of a modern high street, for some old fashioned retail therapy. In the back streets, see the home of the window washer woman or pop into the Sunday-School. On the first floor, see our Childhood and Community Galleries along with the changing programme of exhibitions. Abbey House Museum is situated directly across the road from the historical site of Kirkstall Abbey, set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our party comprised of 4 adults a teenager and a 6 year old. The museum was fantastic and catered for every age. The dress up costumes were a big hit especially with the adults.

1  Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Family-friendly site opening a window onto 19th-century life in Leeds with shops, houses and an inn and with the Abbey over the road, you can make a day of it and take a picnic.

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the site of the original Abbey Gatehouse. Built to a wonderful design from long ago. Inside, Bring back yours and your grand parents childhood days. Toys from when children had little, no Tv, no computers, etc. Just wonderful real old toys. Shops with...More

3  Thank nhwatch
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Kids were moaning not another museum, and they all thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon. Victorian shops and streets to look at, old fashioned slot machines with pennys you can purchase, a great afternoon. Would recommend for all ages.

1  Thank Georgina70
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Having visited many years ago as a child, I had been meaning to return so my wife & I went with our grandaughter a few weeks ago. It is very deceptive & there are many things packed into such a small building. The recreated old...More

Thank PapaYM
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Brilliant way of displaying exhibits as shops and street scenes that makes you feel that you are living the experience. Upstairs the exhibits are arranged in themes around Fairy tales and fantasies. There is a dress up area in the exhibition which seemed really popular...More

1  Thank GoldenEagleTwo
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I love visiting this museum and my children love it too. It's interesting for all ages and the staff are friendly, enthusiastic and full of knowledge. They are always happy to talk to you to answer any questions. I could spend all day just wandering...More

Thank leedsmum333
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is must to go and visit . The price is right and all kind of people will love kit from very young to old its a fansanating place and very well made .

Thank amanda705
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have been going here for years, and the museum has been improved as time goes on. We love the cobbled street with all the Victorian shops as if people were still shopping there, and the accompanying living quarters. Also the toys from those times...More

Thank crlndvdsn3
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A few miles west of Leeds centre on the A65 and close to Headingley is the council owned museum opposite Kirkstall Abbey. Children will particularly enjoy the old streets and shops to look around and the old penny machines. There is a nice tearoom too.

Thank Pyramar
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2 May 2017|
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Response from Elaine F | Property representative |
I'm afraid only assistance dogs are allowed in the museum. Sorry! Would have loved to see her in her hat and dress!
18 April 2016|
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Response from mumstheword789 |
No it belongs to Leeds Council and there is information on the council website about it and the abbey.
5 April 2015|
Response from lBohemianl | Reviewed this property |
Adult: £4.20 Concession: £3.40 Family: £8.80 Group: Admission for over 60's is £2.20 and under 60's is £3.00 for pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Max card: General admission is free Leeds card Leeds Card: Adult £3.40... More