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Abbey House Museum, Leeds

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Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England is housed in the gatehouse of the ruined Kirkstall Abbey, a grade II* listed building.

The ground floor of the museum is set out as an area of Victorian streets, illustrating a range of shops and services and including original shop fittings etc. Upstairs galleries feature the history of Kirkstall Abbey, Childhood, and Leeds Social History, as well as temporary exhibitions.
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  • £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 expensi...  more »
  • 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 ma...  more »
  • Loved the museum whihc we found super isnightful, and especially loved hanigng out drinking tea and eating a scone with jam and cream afterward. Lovely and welcoming place.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum and friendly staff. The entry prices are very reasonable, and I managed to get a discount with a student card. There is so much to see and do, little kids would definitely enjoy this place and it seems to be a popular school trip destination! The Victorian street feels very authentic and the information booklets are very detailed.
  • Fantastic family fun! The museum has a wonderful range of activities and things to do. I went there a couple times as a kid and learnt a lot of things about the Victorian era, it was really helpful. I recently visited the museum to join a history club they had. It was a lot of fun. The staff are very polite and helpful
  • Visiting as part of my Cultural Tuesdays of Leeds.. I used to come here very often as a child, as my grandparents used to take me around. A lot has changed and actually visiting again - you actually find out a lot about the Victorian way of life in the recreated streets and this year 2017 there is an exhibition on upstairs about mythical creatures in popular culture - centred mainly for children. Furthermore, my key memory were the old arcade games and autonomotronics which depict scenarios around that time of life.
  • Wonderfully nostalgic and well run. Child friendly too.
  • Lovely interesting museum. Lots of things happen here, especially for children.

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