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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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amazing day

This museum is excellent, we visited with our grandaughter , the staff here are amazing with... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
john l
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Excellent for a rainy day ...

There was enough here to occupy my children for a whole day ... especially with the Cathedral ruins... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
A P
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London, 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: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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"step back in time"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 28 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.

Thank A P
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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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Reviewed 9 August 2017

as mentioned earlier this is a really good museum & of course does not require good weather either! children & adults alike enjoy this venue & the cafe is very good too

Thank bluebellLeeds
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Children loved walking round seeing the old toys and walking down the old streets. A great day out we all enjoyed.

Thank jomoran2
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was always a great visit, and its got better. You can literally walk down a Victorian street, in and out of various shops and residences. Upstairs you can play with the toy and Victorian arcade machines. Amazing collections on display.

Thank Patty R
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Our family toured the museum on the last day of our stay in the UK. It was quite reasonable in price, included free parking and the abbey across the road had no admission fee. While our twins are 14 years old, they really enjoyed the...More

Thank Brett J
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Educational, fascinating and experiential. Not bad for what looks like such a tiny place from the outside. Situated opposite Kirkstall Abbey, both are worth taking in in a single trip and are worthwhile destinations in Leeds in their own right. The museum is beautiful: downstairs...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

£6.00 for my granddaughter and myself to get in I found expensive. There really is nothing there. y granddaughter liked the old penny machines but to buy the old pennies is 10 for a £1, bloody expensive.In my book.there are better ways to spend a...More

Thank Trevor H
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Elaine F, General Manager at Abbey House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Trevor Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of Abbey House Museum. I am sorry you found your visit disappointing. With three recreated Victorian streets plus both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, children's trails, dressing up and interactive play opportunities we...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Victorian street is a little gem . Upstairs there is an exhibition based on fairy tales and there are Penny slot machines which include a murder mystery and a haunted room, there is also a very macabre execution by guillotine.

1  Thank alanpo2014
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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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