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Abbey House Museum

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

Took my reluctant grandchildren to the museum,and they had a whale of a time - dressing up as... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Worth a visit and don't leave without trying the cake!

I love this little museum - such fun walking around the mock up street life. Don't leave without... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Jo H
Leeds, 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
+44 113 378 4079
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Reviewed September 13, 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 September 12, 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 September 11, 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 September 1, 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 August 26, 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 August 23, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank ShutterbugsShadwell
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Didn't expect there to be so much - recreated Victorian streets, collections of toys, automata you can operate yourself ...

1  Thank andrewbLewes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

First visit since our Children were young..about 40ish years ago..lots more exhibits than we remembered..The 'mock-up' streets with houses and shops are amazing..many open to look inside. upper floors have toys,dolls,dolls houses...and a dressing up area for children. Whilst we were there,there was a lady...More

2  Thank markfox1939
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

A cracking place! Was like stepping back in time to Victorian England, you get a real feel for how it was. Really interesting and there was plenty to do for children too. Was reasonably priced and you could also go and look round the abbey...More

2  Thank Cjiew
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Great indoor activity for all the family. A recreation of old Victorian streets with shops and houses. Not expensive and interesting you can park opposite or its on a main bus route from the city

1  Thank AislingRamshaw
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May 2, 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!
April 18, 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.
April 5, 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