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Talk, Wed 6 Feb 2019


Talk: Asbestos in Leeds, Asbestos in Everything!

Talk: Asbestos in Leeds, Asbestos in Everything!


With Dr Jessica Van Horssen (Leeds Beckett University).

Asbestos was once understood to be integral to modern life, and it was added to a seemingly infinite number of manufactured goods and urban infrastructure to keep local citizens safe. This talk will explore various ways asbestos historically made its way into the lives of people living in Leeds, and the legacies the city is still trying to manage today.

This is a talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's 2019 Danger Zone exhibition []. 

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

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Feb 2019 14:45 to 15:45


Booking essential. Talk is £5.50 (payable on the day), which includes admission to the rest of the museum.



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    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