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Workshop/Course, Sat 15 Sep 2018, free entry


Family Workshop. The Gypsies Under The Bed

Family Workshop. The Gypsies Under The Bed


In this workshop, Amanda Reed tells stories of the Gypsies she found when researching her family tree. Amanda will show photographs, documents and objects relating to her own ancestors, and will demonstrate how to make a paper flower for participants to take home. 

Amanda Reed is a Gypsy/Traveller historian. She is the founder of the heritage and family history Facebook group ‘Gypsyville []’.

This talk is part of a programme of events linked to Abbey House Museum's exhibition Remembrance.

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 Abbey House Museum and the University of Leeds, reflects on how commemoration has changed since the Victorian era and features contributions from people in contemporary Leeds.


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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Sep 2018 13:30 to 15:30


Free entry

Free, book in advance: ring 0113 3784079 or email 

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 14 - Sun 19 Aug Remembrance
Sat 20 Jan - Mon 31 Dec A Woman's Place?
Tue 21 - Sun 26 Aug Remembrance
Tue 28 Aug - Sun 2 Sep Remembrance
Tue 4 - Sun 9 Sep Remembrance
Tue 11 - Sun 16 Sep Remembrance



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    0113 3784079


    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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


    • 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