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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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A Hidden Gem!

Across the street from Kirkstall Abbey is this hidden gem! Imagine walking Victorian streets and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meirul D
Itsa great services and staff as well

The staff are great and helpful. It's brilliant service for leeds cards and small children as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bizzy C
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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+44 113 378 4079
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"victorian street"
in 34 reviews
"across the road"
in 29 reviews
"penny slot machines"
in 6 reviews
"arcade machines"
in 4 reviews
"victorian era"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 22 reviews
"dressing up"
in 5 reviews
"victorian times"
in 4 reviews
"family ticket"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"great visit"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"car park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the street from Kirkstall Abbey is this hidden gem! Imagine walking Victorian streets and visiting Victorian shops and homes! Well this has it all! The shops are similar but much more accessible then York Shambles with even a cobbled street! It even houses a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are great and helpful. It's brilliant service for leeds cards and small children as well.Brill

Thank bizzy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely sitting outside in the sunshine, good value. Choice of sandwiches freshly made, scones with jam and cream, coffee or tea, simple but enjoyable.

Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in the car park across the road which was very busy but only a 5 minute walk away. The museum was only £5 entry each and had a reasonable sized gift shop and cafe attached. The museum isn't huge - we spent maybe...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in Leeds. From the outside you would not notice this place. There are various entrance prices and a discounted entrance is possible. Was enchanted by the layout of the streets and shops, even a pub! Would have been better if there were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be an ok hours visit (if that) if it was free but it’s definitely over priced. During peak times (especially summer holidays & seasonal events) it is ridiculously busy and you literally can’t move. Do NOT attempt to go with a pram! Staff...More

Thank Kimberley H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to visiting venue for quite a while, well worth the wait. Would highly recommend. Cafe was good as well, Oct 2017, not so good June 2018, very disorganised!

Thank Hilary S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Plenty to see and do, reasonable entrance fees , and usually have a different exhibit on each month. There is a room that the children can enjoy making things they can take home with them.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum after finding it by chance on google when we were finding something else to do as we didn’t want to go back to the hotel too early and waste the day. The museum doesn’t look massive from the outside but is...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

There is nothing better than an authentic reconstruction to bring history to life. And Abbey House has an entire street from the past including an old pub (although I've been in a couple in my time that are still like this) a barbers, mourning shop,...More

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Elaine F, General Manager at Abbey House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hello thevontrapps Thank you for our 5* review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Abbey House. You may be interested to know we have just recruited some volunteer re-enactors to bring the shops to life. Thanks again for such a lovely review and...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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