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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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A regular visitor since a child, now take my grandchildren.love the old cobbled street, the cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yorky10054
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I've been coming here since I was a child I love it. The exhibits are really authentic you really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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"across the road"
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"penny slot machines"
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"crime and punishment"
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"victorian england"
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"all ages"
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"arcade games"
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"victorian times"
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"family ticket"
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"step back in time"
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"leeds card"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A regular visitor since a child, now take my grandchildren.love the old cobbled street, the cafe was reasonable too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here since I was a child I love it. The exhibits are really authentic you really feel you're walking down a Victorian street, they have an amazing penny arcade upstairs with old machines taking old pennies. I'd highly recommend a visit to...More

Thank darrenzo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a little gem. It has a fab Victorian area, with recreated streets and shopfronts. We especially liked the Burmantoffs pottery, and the old hardware shop. Upstairs we enjoyed the " Women's Place" Exhibition celebrating 100 years of the vote. The museum also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I really enjoy visiting this museum. The Victorian Street is fantastic, really interesting & our daughter really enjoys dressing up in the various outfits provided. It's especially good in the school holidays when extra activities are put on for children.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a quick coffee and chat whilst having a tour round the Abby and a walk with my friends dog have to say tho although the coffee was nice we felt really rushed to leave as they were closing in half an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing and the staff where great it was really like been back in victorian times it took us about a hour to walk round there was a cafe we didnt try that a gift shop there was also toilets on site .

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Took the grandkids aged 6 and 8 and they loved exploring the Victorian street, dressing up in period costumes and checking out the old penny slot machines

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Whilst visiting family in Yorkshire,, and having a bit of free time, we decided to try the Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds and it was delightful! Some lovely little Victorian streets (houses and shops) to explore, with good information sheets, and (whilst we didn’t...More

Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Excellent small museum of Victorian era. Carefully and thoughtfully done. Children can dress up in costume while they wander around. Very atmospheric.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have visited this Museum a good few times over the last couple years, with our granddaughters. It is very good value for money and the girls love it there. Lots to see in the Victorian streets children can dress up. Upstairs lots more to...More

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Den1202
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!
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MalcolmSmith_12
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.
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kaelou87
5 April 2015|
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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
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