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Abbey House Museum, Leeds

(4.5/5 based on 280+ 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 thought this would be a minor addition to a visit to Kirkstall Abbey but in fact there's lots to see and you can wander round quite freely. Only disappointment was limited hours for the cafe.  more »
  • We were made to feel very welcome and were informed of the historical facts and the time period the street layouts are set in, and to ask if we had any questions or queries, we were allowed to tour in...  more »
  • It was interesting seeing what the life has been like in those times but the museum is not very big therefore I would say it's a bit overpriced. However the place it's worth it to be seen.  more »
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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!