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Join our crew at this historic location for an exclusive late night ghost hunt. We will have five hours to investigate with our team of mediums and paranormal investigators. You will have access to some of the most up to date technology in ghost hunting, our night vision cameras will keep an eye on proceedings throughout the night! Will we uncover any spooky mysteries? Will things really go bump in the night?
Although substantially altered over the years, Abbey House Museum was originally constructed in the 12th Century to serve as a gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey, the picturesque ruins of which stand nearby. When Abbey House was opened as a museum in 1927, it employed a live-in caretaker called Kate Hatfield and during the winter of 1929/30 she was regularly disturbed by the sound of a door on the first-floor opening and closing, followed by the swish of a cloak along the corridor
The phenomena occurred regularly between midnight and 2am, even when the door was bolted shut. Then in 1944, Mrs. Hatfield’s niece and three of her friends reported seeing “a monk in a rough brown habit… (who) seemed to be very frightened”. The ghost was subsequently associated with John Ripley, the last Abbot of Kirkstall, who moved into Abbey House following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 and was later buried in its precincts.
Join our crew as we investigate the spooky claims of this location…
|Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017||21:00 to 02:00|
SE 259363 53.82237 -1.60710
By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.
Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.
Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.
: 0 miles from Headingley station
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups