Abbey House Museum

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Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England is housed in the gatehouse of the ruined 12th-century Kirkstall Abbey,[1] and is a Grade II* listed building.[2] The house is 3 miles (4.8 km) north west of Leeds city centre on the A65 road.[3]

The museum opened in July 1927.[4] The ground floor is set out as an area of Victorian streets, illustrating a range of shops and services and including original shop fittings etc. Upstairs, galleries feature the history of Kirkstall Abbey, childhood, and Leeds social history, as well as temporary exhibitions.[4]

The paranormal TV programme Most Haunted visited the Abbey House Museum in the first episode of Series 19.[5] The crew experienced apparent paranormal incidents which included knocking and a piano playing by itself.


  1. ^ "Five things: Leeds Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall". Yorkshire Evening Post. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey (Abbey House Folk Museum)  (Grade II*) (1256646)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Abbey House Museum". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "BBC - Leeds Features - Abbey House Museum". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Most Haunted - what time is it on TV? Episode 1 Series 19 cast list and preview". RadioTimes. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°49′20″N 1°36′25″W / 53.82222°N 1.60694°W / 53.82222; -1.60694