Abbey House Museum

Contact Details:

Abbey Walk, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
[email protected]

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible car parking
    • Accessible toilet
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Cafe on site
    • Family friendly venue
    • Free parking
    • Gift shop
    • Good to go
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Opening Hours


    Closed all day


    22:00 - 17:00


    10:00 - 17:00


    10:00 - 17:00


    10:00 - 17:00


    12:00 - 17:00


    10:00 - 17:00

Abbey House Museum

A fun, family-friendly and interactive museum, Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family. Come along to one of their many family sessions as advertised on the website or pop in with friends for a trip down memory lane.

Step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets, shops and houses and experience life as a Victorian. On the ground floor visit Stephen Harding Gate, the 19th century equivalent of a modern high street for some old fashioned retail therapy. In the back streets, see the home of the window washer woman or pop into the Sunday-School. On the first floor, see the Childhood and Community Galleries along with the changing programme of exhibitions.

The adjoining Gatehouse Café is Kirkstall Abbey’s original gatehouse and still features dramatic Cistercian archways and intricately detailed gothic windows. Serving coffee, cake and lunch options, the café is a great spot to take in the views of the abbey and relax after exploring the Museum.

Visit in the school holidays for themed activities, trails and creative sessions. Keep an eye on the website to find out what’s coming up and plan your next visit.

This venue is a part of the Visit Leeds Culture Around Every Corner Campaign, celebrating the diverse and vibrant culture of Leeds. Find out more at