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Visit Santa in his Grotto

2:00pm - 4:00pm every weekend between 5 December 2015 and 20 December 2015.

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​Visit Father Christmas in his magical Abbey House grotto and collect a present. Don’t forget your camera. There will also be crafts, music and fun in our Victorian Streets.

Price:   Grotto is £4 per child (includes a gift). Usual admission charges also apply. 

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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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