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Santa's Grotto and Christmas Shopping Weekend

Christmas items on display in our shops.

1 December 2012 - 2 December 2012, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Drop-in event suitable for everyone.


A unique opportunity to experience Abbey House's Victorian Streets as a busy Christmas shopping centre with gifts for sale in the shops, traditional music and a chance to see Santa. 

Please note: This event is 2pm to 4pm on 1st December and 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm on 2nd December.​


Price:   Usual admission applies and Santa's Grotto is £4 per child.

Contact details:   Please contact the museum direct if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Abbey House Museum 

Abbey Walk

t.   0113 3784079


A lively, interactive museum which was short-listed for the Guardian ‘Kids in Museum Family Friendly Award’ in 2011. Wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for a glimpse of life in 19th century Leeds.


Baby change
Education facilities
Picnic area
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/abbeyhouse/Access-at-Abbey-House-Museum.aspx

Public transport  

Finding your way to Abbey House Museum. By bus: Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. By train: The nearest train station is Headingley which is a 1 mile walk from the Museum. 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 next to Abbey House Museum on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled parking.

There is an additional disabled access parking space immediately outside of the museum entrance.

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