Abbey House Museum, Leeds

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Leeds
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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  • August 16, 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 chil...  more »
  • August 8, 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  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Children loved walking round seeing the old toys and walking down the old streets. A great day out we all enjoyed.  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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