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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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Good history

This is an interesting museum cost to get in £3.50 it had a little town set up in old times, kids... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Good museum for all ages.

This is a fairly small museum split into two sections. The ground floor is set out like a Victorian... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
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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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  • Average5%
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is an interesting museum cost to get in £3.50 it had a little town set up in old times, kids could dress in period costume and take pictures in different shops or the school. They also had a great section on the 1960s I...More

Thank Leonieandneil
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a fairly small museum split into two sections. The ground floor is set out like a Victorian High Street while upstairs is about childhood and toys. Downstairs children are encouraged to dress up in Victorian type cloths or use the interactive displays to...More

1  Thank imacbeth
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We visit here often with friend and family when the come to us. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I can recommend!

1  Thank MarkLindley1989
Reviewed 24 July 2016

While quite small, the museum is bigger than it looks from the outside. Admission prices are very reasonable, and the staff are both knowledgeable and helpful. A very nice museum to visit.

1  Thank AliAl-Asfa
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Lovely little abbey venue excellent for a small intimate wedding, gorgeous grounds brill for photos.

1  Thank Jen K
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Walk through the doors, and you step back in time, it even offers the oppotunity to dress in costume, the street set up is wonderous, and enter the cells if you dare an amazing place to spend a wet afternoon in

1  Thank SUZANNE R
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Although I had visited Kirkstall Abbey on several occasions I had not discovered the Abbey House Museum before. It is a lovely place to explore social history and see items from recent history. During the visit there were several school groups holding a museum experience...More

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

As a student this cost me £3.40 and I left feeling as though I had got my money's worth. The downstairs area is absolutely incredible. They've recreated a street from Victorian England in remarkable detail and I couldn't help grinning the whole time as I...More

1  Thank DayTr1pper12345
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I was last here when my son was 3 so was apprehensive that he would be told old for i. I was wrong and he still loved it. The arts and craft section is good and the competitions for older ones keeps them entertained. My...More

1  Thank Niki M
Reviewed 3 July 2016

When i came here i was expecting to just be looking round your average museum, after walking through we came to the recreated victorian streets and shops! So much to see and much much bigger than it looks from the outside! another one of my...More

Thank Jenna H
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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