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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Great social museum

Found this by accident and so pleased we did! The staff are really helpful and enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
974bobs
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Unique!

Abbey House Museum is unique in its genre! You can walk around streets surrounded by shops from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
v92eronca
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Padua, Italy
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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"victorian era"
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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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"on display"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this by accident and so pleased we did! The staff are really helpful and enthusiastic and there is so much to see. The Victorian streets recreation is excellent, and particularly the back street with the washing hanging out. Nice to see a bone shaker...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abbey House Museum is unique in its genre! You can walk around streets surrounded by shops from other times. Really well-done.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirkstall Abbey House Museum in Leeds is a great place to visit with children. There are lots of interesting things to see and the children are encouraged to dress up and play. The old street is particularly interesting with the old shops and cobbles. Just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the family here on a rainy day. The museum is really fun with loads of things for kids to do. My daughter loved dressing up in “olden day” clothes and playing with the penny machines! The cafe serves delicious cake and caters for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my almost two year old there, and I was worried she may be too young for the museum but there was lots of things for her to play and interact with on the way round. The staff were exceptionally friendly and took time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today our family took a visit to the Abbey & decided we’d get a light snack for a picnic. I visited the Cafe & was greeted right away by a warm & helpful staff team. The food on offer was brilliant & the Tea, Scones...More

1  Thank Rad M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We called in to have a snack at lunchtime here. My choice was jacket potato with roast vegetables. Sad, over cooked potato and the vegetables tasted as if they were over cooked too, soggy and microwaved rather than roasted. My husband's choice was soup of...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Gatehouse cafe a few times & have found it an enjoyable experience. The food prices are reasonable & the cakes are just as good or even better than some other places I've visited. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

As a childminder finding things to suit all ages in school hols is hard work. Just returned from abbey house museum having spent a good 3 hours there. 4 children ages 2-8 and myself was £10.50. Lots to look at, dressing up, a big craft...More

2  Thank 692beverleya
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Super museum for taking children; crafts Easter bunny hunt. Cafe basic but very friendly. Enjoyed tasty soup and my granddaughter loved her animal lunch box .Live local so will go again .

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Den1202
3 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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