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Abbey House Museum, Leeds

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We have been going here for years, and the museum has been improved as time goes on. We love the cobbled street with all the Victorian shops as if people were still shopping there, and the accompanyin...  more »
  • A few miles west of Leeds centre on the A65 and close to Headingley is the council owned museum opposite Kirkstall Abbey. Children will particularly enjoy the old streets and shops to look around and ...  more »
  • This is a must visit place for anyone interested in the history of Leeds and the Abbey. Take your time going round the museum and then treat yourself to some excellent food at the cafe 
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  • Very interesting museum we all loved the reconstructed Victorian streets. The entrance tickets are a reasonable price. There is a large free car park . And in the adjoining gate house a great cafe.
  • A good museum not the biggest but good the Victorian Street was fun to look around plus crime and punishment section was interesting
  • Really interesting Victorian age museum. Feels like to be in the 19th century, old high street, shops, boutiques. Staff is really friendly. Good for babies as well
  • Great fun for kids. Also good for some local history.
  • Great museum for an hour or two. Liked the gallery exhibition upstairs. Cafe is nice to!