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Abbey House Museum

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Superb reconstruction of a Victorian street

Children will love this museum, lots to see, touch and experience. Two parts , the Victorian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Interesting exhibition

Visited with some friends to see the exhibition A woman’s place. The exhibition was interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra D
Leeds, England, 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...more
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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All reviews victorian street across the road penny slot machines arcade machines victorian era dressing up all ages victorian times family ticket step back in time lovely cafe on display car park free parking well worth the visit great visit rainy day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of free parking.Cheap admission fee-should indicate there,s not much to do or look at.Victorian Street is ok,but tired & dusty,little interaction for the kids.No costumes to show how people looked or sounds to imagine what it was like.Upper floor interesting but some of the...More

Thank quadrant2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children will love this museum, lots to see, touch and experience. Two parts , the Victorian street with shops, cobblestones and a pub. Up stairs, toys from the past - very interesting. Place for dressing up and enjoying reading in Old mother Hubbard's shoe.

Thank CP1502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with some friends to see the exhibition A woman’s place. The exhibition was interesting and well laid out. The permanent displays relating to children’s toys and games are a trip down memory lane. Great cafe too.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very interesting and there is a lot to see. We were visiting with teenagers and they enjoyed the museum but it has plenty to interest all ages with loads for children to see and join in with. The staff we met were...More

Thank chilledone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a look round. The parking is free. The museum costs £4.95 to get in. A lot to see. Good cafe. The staff seem friendly and nice

3  Thank DanielGizmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is 2.5 miles from the city centre, long walk but it's worth it, there's also the abbey across the road - free. £5 entry for an adult, toilets and shop at the front. I walked in and the guy behind the counter was doodling...More

1  Thank BrendanRendering
Elaine F, General Manager at Abbey House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brendan Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I can only apologise if you found the service lacking. We strive to give our visitors the best experience possible and I'm sorry we failed you on this occasion. Comments we receive about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Re-creation of old Victorian Leeds streets, based on original shop fronts and interiors. Also penny arcade machines, old children's toys and an exhibition, when we visited, of women's roles in the community. Friendly staff, nice café (with HUGE slices of cake!) and entry is not...More

1  Thank LA1256
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the museum with 2 small children. It was very interesting for us all and catered well for the little people with quizzes, crafts and colouring . A good look at how shops and streets used to be.

Thank hannahnistri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need a Time Machine in Leeds. Park your own machine (free) in the Abbey museum car park. Go across the road and visit one of the best preserved Cistercian Monasteries in Western Europe for nothing, then come back and visit the most well...More

2  Thank Martin A
Elaine F, General Manager at Abbey House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Martin Thank you for your amazing 5* review! I'm so pleased you had such an enjoyable experience and will pass your feedback on to the staff. I know they will be very appreciative of you taking the time to comment on your visit. We...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is simply a nice day out for the famly to walk around and enjoy the grounds and old building. What a fantastic place Leeds has to offer and truely a hidden gem.

1  Thank David B
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Paul A
2 September 2018|
Response from Meirul D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’ve not done the ghost hunt, but the place does have an eerie feel to it in as much that it is dark in places and is cobbled like Victorian London.
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!