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Find our more about life in a medieval monastery

Black and white photograph of Kirkstall Abbey.

15 May 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Part of our Find Out More series for adult visitors.


Part of our Find Out More series for adult visitors.  A chance to find out more about the abbey and the monks of Kirkstall. In this session we look at daily life in a monastery.

Price:   Free

Contact details:   Booking is required. 

Please contact (0113) 230 5492 to book your place or if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Kirkstall Abbey 


t.   0113 3784079


Visit one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country and step back in time to see how the monks lived. Refreshments are available from the Gatehouse café across the road at Abbey House Museum.


Baby change
Visitor centre
Picnic area
Education facilities
Play area


For information on access at this venue, please look for the link under 'related pages' or visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/kirkstallabbey/Access-at-Kirkstall-Abbey.aspx

Public transport  

Finding your way to Kirkstall Abbey. By bus: Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. By train: The nearest train station is Headingley and is a 1 mile walk from the Abbey. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. By car: If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS5 3EH.


A large free car park is situated opposite Kirkstall Abbey, on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled access parking.

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