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Historical Event, Thu 14 May 2020


Study Day: Consumption of dress in Leeds 1720-2020

Study Day: Consumption of dress in Leeds 1720-2020


Coinciding with the Fast x Slow Fashion: Shopping for Clothes in Leeds exhibition at Leeds City Museum, this talk will identify changes to shopping habits of those living in Leeds from 1720 - 2020.

Unravel how people from different walks of life have shopped for clothing. There will be a chance to examine where individuals may have shopped and the changes to shopping spaces. It will also identify the physical changes to Leeds’ key shopping areas, from rows of independent tailors to shopping centres.

£12 includes lunch.


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

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Thu 14 May 2020 11:00 to 15:00


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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