Leeds

Abbey House Museum


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 museum opened in July 1927. 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.


Find us at...

  • Abbey House Museum
  • Abbey Walk
  • Kirkstall
  • Leeds
  • LS5 3EH

Our family-friendly offer

Entertain the family with something different! We have a huge range of activities, from dressing up to special tours and much more!

Wander the recreated Victorian streets of Leeds and enter the enchanted shops and houses to discover what life was really like in the 1850s.

Follow the streets upstairs and explore the Childhood Galleries, marvel at 19th Century dolls houses and toys. Pop an old penny into our amazing collection of working penny slot machines.

Take a break in the cafe and then step outside to use the children's play area or wander over to Kirkstall Abbey and explore the abbey grounds!

Muddy Monkeys - under 5s craft activities
(Tuesdays, 10am-11am - please check our What's on website for up-to-date listings)
Fun, free messy and imaginative craft play activites for under fives and their carers. Please remember that we like to get messy and if the weather is nice we like to play outside too.

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