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“Great way to spend an afternoon”
Review of Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum
Ranked #11 of 157 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is somewhere I've visited ever since I was a child. I still love walking round the little Victorian streets, there's so much attention to detail in them! They seem to consider adults as well as children when it comes to exhibitions and there's plenty to keep you entertained for a few hours. If you're stuck for somewhere to spend a rainy afternoon this is ideal. You learn something new every time.

The cafe is nice too they do some pretty unusual cakes (last time I went they had Dandelion and Burdock) and although I've never tried one the Sunday dinners look really good.

Visited October 2013
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Isle Of Lewis
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“Mini Olivers!”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

My grandchildren (and my 34 year old son) laughed as they dressed up in Victorian costumes and pretended they were in the cast of Oliver. We took some really good photos. Then we wandered around and viewed the exhibits which included shops lining cobbled streets and inside the shops were items I had to explain to my wee grandchildren. They loved the old schoolroom and the old bar.....and upstairs they wandered, thrilled through the children's playrooms studying the toys and books of the past. I could spend hours in there. A truly magical place.

Visited October 2013
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“Go back to Leeds in Victorian times”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

In the old gatehouse to Kirkstall Abbey you'll find a wonderful museum with exhibits dating back many centuries but mainly it's a 'tardis' of Victorian streets, shops and houses. There's plenty of free parking alongside and a shop/cafe to mull over what you've seen.

Visited July 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, as long as its in stock”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The food is pretty good, however they seem to mess up with stock and often run out of key items ie jacket potato, some salad stuffs.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent attraction”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Well worth a visit if not a little pricey. Then cross the road and have a look around the kirkstal abbey.

Visited September 2013
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