Abbey House Museum

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Abbey Walk Abbey Rd Kirkstall Leeds
West Yorkshire

Abbey House Museum is a fun, family friendly, award winning museum. Explore our recreated Victorian streets and step back in time to 1880s Leeds. Wander between the pub and the Sunday school, the grocers to the chemist and take a closer look at the shops and homes of the Victorians. Stroll upstairs to our Childhood Galleries and discover our wonderful collection of toys through time from Victorian dolls houses to a 1976 Dalek. Our special exhibitions gallery and youth and community display space showcase an exciting programme of changing exhibitions throughout the year. Don't forget to visit the Gate House Café for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea and the shop for souvenirs and gifts inspired by our collections.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mondays: Closed (Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00 - 17:00). Tuesday - Friday & Sundays: 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30. Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30pm


£4.95 adults, £4.00 concessions, £2.50 accompanied children. Family ticket £10.50 for 2 adults and up to 3 children.


  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

Local transport information: Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. The nearest train stations are Kirkstall Forge, c.1 mile away, and Headingley, a 1 mile walk. Contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. By car: If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS5 3EH. Parking: A large free car park is situated next to Abbey House Museum on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled parking. There is an additional disabled access parking space immediately outside the museum entrance.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Access: For information on access at this venue, please visit Please see our event details for regular activities for families, children and adults. You can also find details of our school holiday activites, exhibitions and education workshops for schools. The museum is also available for children's birthday parties. Please call for prices and availability. Open to the public is our gift shop and Gatehouse Cafe (no museum admission necessary) serving drinks, hot and cold meals and snacks.


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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