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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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Brilliant for kids and big kids

This museum is excellent, it's a very interactive museum experience which I can imagine is... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Emma C
Leeds, United Kingdom
Being brought up as a child in this area, I used to love to visit the museum as a child.

I absolutely love this place, the Old streets within the Museum gives you a really good insight to... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Gomersal, 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 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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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
0113 3784079
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is excellent, it's a very interactive museum experience which I can imagine is fantastic for kids (we didn't have kids with us but we still very much enjoyed it). We combined it with a visit to Kirkstall Abbey which is right over the...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I absolutely love this place, the Old streets within the Museum gives you a really good insight to how people used to live. The penny slot machines from years gone by are fantastic . I would recommend anybody to visit and then cross the road...More

1  Thank ali735
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spent a rewarding couple of hours here. The old city streets and shops were very interesting. The lady at the entrance was very informative. All in all a great experience coupled with a visit to the abbey over the road.

1  Thank RedMacca
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is more extensive than you might think from the external appearance. A great Victorian street, which includes atmospheric one-up, one down dwellings, at least one of which has been transported brick-by-brick from another part of Leeds. You can get much more up close...More

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took my reluctant grandchildren to the museum,and they had a whale of a time - dressing up as Victorian urchins, playing on the slot machines (old pennies provided) and running round the recreated Victorian street. Brilliant.

1  Thank Aspidistra12
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this little museum - such fun walking around the mock up street life. Don't leave without trying out the cafe too, excellent for lunch and amazing cake.

1  Thank Jo H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've been going here for years and can never get enough of the old street. I took my children and now my Grandchildren

1  Thank Carrotol
Reviewed 1 September 2016

They call this a museum but actually it's more a restored house with period furnishings. Don't expect to see a lot more and a complete tour can be done in an hour or less. That said, it's an interesting attraction. If you go there cross...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The kids played for a good while in this entertaining museum. The museum is set out with a Victorian street and its shops and houses downstairs and when we went toys, mechanicals and an exhibition upstairs. Give yourself a couple of hours - friendly staff...More

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place, takes you right back to Victorian England... walking down a cobbled street... indoors, crazy!

1  Thank ShutterbugsShadwell
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for the steampunk weekend ...would well behaved dogs be allowedin the market? she has her hat and dress ready!
3 May 2017|
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!
Is this part of the national trust
18 April 2016|
Response from mumstheword789 |
No it belongs to Leeds Council and there is information on the council website about it and the abbey.
How much is admission for children and adults please.
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