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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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Step Back in Time

Having visited many years ago as a child, I had been meaning to return so my wife & I went with our... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Wakefield, United Kingdom
A museum to feel part of.

Brilliant way of displaying exhibits as shops and street scenes that makes you feel that you are... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
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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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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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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

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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
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a must visit place for anyone interested in the history of Leeds and the Abbey. Take your time going round the museum and then treat yourself to some excellent food at the cafe

Thank Yorkieboycanada
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Haven't been since I was a child, now 44 with 2 of my own children and was hoping to relive a few memories- couldn't have been more happier. The 'Old Street ' museum is a delight to young and old and the staff are so...More

Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Lovely little place though one exhibition was bigger & better then the other. The Victorian street is great & bigger than expected

Thank sharon a
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was a trip back in time. The museum is a revelation of times past and an equal to any thing that I have seen with similar presentations across all parts of England. This is a must visit when in Leeds. An amazing in site...More

1  Thank yellowchat
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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