Abbey House Museum

A lively, interactive museum which was short-listed for the Guardian ‘Kids in Museum Family Friendly Award’ in 2011. Wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for the glimpse of life in 19th century Leeds.

Step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets, shops and houses and experience life as a Victorian. As a fun, family-friendly and interactive museum, Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family! On special event days see people in traditional Victorian costume wander our recreated Victorian Streets, or come to one of our many family session where we read, play games and have fun! Visit Stephen Harding Gate, the 19th century equivalent of a modern high street, for some old fashioned retail therapy. You can even take a break in the Hark to Rover Inn, a recreated model of a Victorian drinking house! The poorer residential district of Abbey Fold examines life and death in Victorian times. Compare the warm comfortable home of the successful pawnbroker with the chilly premises of the undertakers. Wonder at the displays showing rare and interesting 19th Century toys, games and dolls in the shop on Harewood Square – you can even take your place for class at the local Methodist Sunday school! After your visit to the museum, wander around the shop to buy souvenirs or special gifts. Take a trip to our ‘Gate House Cafe’ and sample a range of delightful food. Have a wander around our lovely garden and cross over the road to see the stunning Kirkstall Abbey.

Those aged 0-25 years with additional needs are now eligible for this offer. Please note, this is only applicable to those with additional needs. The original age eligibility of 0-19 years remains the same for looked-after children.

Access Information: Level access, most of the galleries are fully accessible, guide dogs welcome, wheelchairs available to borrow, one disabled parking space & disabled toilets.

Free admission

How to Redeem:

Present your Max Card on arrival

Terms and Conditions:

  • Offer valid for two adults and two children per Max Card
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Working Hours

Please click here for opening times.

Contact Details
0113 378 4079
Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH


Free admission