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Abbey House Museum

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

About Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum in Leeds is a living history museum which takes visitors into the very heart of 19th century life.

Housed in the building which once stood as the gatehouse for the 12th century Kirkstall Abbey, the museum now contains a host of re-created houses and shops designed to reflect 19th century life. Visitors can explore authentic Victorian streets and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the 19th century.

Providing a hands-on experience that is particularly family friendly, the Abbey House Museum includes a number of galleries, including one devoted to childhood as well as information about the history of Kirkstall Abbey itself.