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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.Make Abbey House Museum a part of your Leeds vacation plans using our Leeds tour planner.
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 spent a rewarding couple of hours here. The old city streets and shops were very interesting. The lady at the entrance was very informative. All in all a great experience coupled with a visit to th... read more »
The museum is more extensive than you might think from the external appearance. A great Victorian street, which includes atmospheric one-up, one down dwellings, at least one of which has been transpor... read more »
Took my reluctant grandchildren to the museum,and they had a whale of a time - dressing up as Victorian urchins, playing on the slot machines (old pennies provided) and running round the recreated Vic... read more »
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.
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 museum for an hour or two. Liked the gallery exhibition upstairs. Cafe is nice to!
Despite living only nine miles from this museum for many years today was my first visit and I was amazed! The place is packed with interesting Victoriana, including a mock-up of a street of shops, including a pub, reminiscent of the one in the Castle Museum in York. The whole building is a treasure trove of interesting exhibits and well worth the small admission price. Why wasn't I told of this place before?
Used to visit regularly in the 70s. We loved the streets with the old shops and the large room upstairs with all the old penny slot machines. There used to be a side room with old children's toys, doll's houses and clothes and the whole place well laid out and fascinating. Unfortunately it's been revamped for the worse. Tacky discount books and novelty gifts downstairs and upstairs is now a confused mish mash with the whole place feeling like a kid's playground. Took my elderly mother today for our first visit in decades and we both left disappointed.
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