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Exhibition, from 22 May 2018

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Remembrance

Remembrance

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How have we chosen to remember those close to us in the past? How important are objects, places and actions in helping us tell personal stories today about those we have lost?

This new display, co-curated with University of Leeds, reflects on how commemoration has changed since the Victorian era, and features contributions from people living in Leeds today.

See never before displayed objects, many of which have been loaned by the public. Smell boxes contain scents that people have voted the most evocative of relatives who have died, from tobacco smoke to tomato plants and carbolic soap.

Alongside more traditional mourning objects on display, such as samplers, postcards and inscribed shells are some unusual and touching artefacts, like a patchwork quilt made from naming cards, which once belonged to Woodside Church in Horsforth. A school satchel case from an uncle who died in the 1940s, a relative’s writing case that is still used today and a WW1 munitions shell.

As a museum of social history, Abbey House Museum was felt to be an ideal venue to host the display. Our permanent Victorian street display includes a Mourning Warehouse and an imitation Victorian undertakers. 

For opening times and ticket prices visit the Abbey House Museum website [https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/visit/abbey-house-museum].

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 22 - Sun 27 May 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 29 May - Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 5 - Sun 10 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 12 - Sun 17 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 19 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 26 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 3 - Sun 8 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 10 - Sun 15 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 17 - Sun 22 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 24 - Sun 29 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 31 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 7 - Sun 12 Aug 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 14 - Sun 19 Aug 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 21 - Sun 26 Aug 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 28 Aug - Sun 2 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 4 - Sun 9 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 11 - Sun 16 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 18 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 25 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 2 - Sun 7 Oct 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 9 - Sun 14 Oct 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 16 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 23 - Sun 28 Oct 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 30 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 6 - Sun 11 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 13 - Sun 18 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 20 - Sun 25 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 27 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 4 - Sun 9 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 11 - Sun 16 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 18 - Sun 23 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 25 - Sun 30 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 20 Jan - Mon 31 Dec A Woman's Place?
Tue 22 - Sun 27 May Remembrance
Wed 23 May Talk: History to Herstory
Tue 29 May - Sun 3 Jun Remembrance
Tue 5 - Sun 10 Jun Remembrance
Tue 12 - Sun 17 Jun Remembrance

Reviews

    Address

    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    Kirkstall,
    Leeds,
    LS5 3EH

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -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.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups