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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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There is more inside than you would think or expect

The medieval abbey gatehouse was turned into a private residence and certainly since the 1920's has... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Norwegian11
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Norway
WELL WORTH THE VISIT

This is a great museum and you couldn't ask for a better setting with Kirkstall Abbey just over the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
pauldresser58
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Bradford, 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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The medieval abbey gatehouse was turned into a private residence and certainly since the 1920's has been a museum. There are several small but very interesting reconstructed Victorian and Edwardian streets inside with fascinating shops, workshops and homes. Upstairs there are more galleries which will...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great museum and you couldn't ask for a better setting with Kirkstall Abbey just over the road. Good size car park with playground for youngsters and picnic area if the weather is favourable. The museum looks quite small set in a lovely...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Grear little museum showing life through the recent 3 or 4 centuries. Not too expensive and it has a car park as well. Combine with a visit to Kirkstall Abbey for a nice half day out.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went for a visit on a Friday after walking thought the playground area, this is a nice little museum, very quaint and tidy and a beautiful building

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Not really expensive for 2 adults and a child with a family ticket. Good interesting look at the past and plenty of things to do for the youngsters. Not sure I would go again but well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I've visited museum a couple of times over past couple of years, to look round main part, plus temporary exhibitions about Crime & Punishment and Guides & Rangers (with a Ranger friend from Canada). Today, only came to use cafe and shop, but intend to...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Great fun playing on the old Penny Arcade games and exploring the real life examples of olden day stores.... My 22 year old daughter found it so interesting

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This museum is excellent, we visited with our grandaughter , the staff here are amazing with information and directions, all given with a smile.Takes you back in time , complete with the penny slot machines. Combine this visit with a walk around the Abbey and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

There was enough here to occupy my children for a whole day ... especially with the Cathedral ruins across the street. Suitable for all ages.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Wonderful place to visit which is opposite the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. Step back in time with your children and let them play the same games that your grandmothers/fathers played when they were children. Great place to visit and suitable for all rainy days!

Thank Clive A
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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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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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