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Entertain the family with something different! We have a huge range of activities, from dressing up to special tours and much more!

Wander the recreated Victorian streets of Leeds and enter the enchanted shops and houses to discover what life was really like in the 1850s.

Follow the streets upstairs and explore the Childhood Galleries, marvel at 19th Century dolls houses and toys. Pop an old penny into our amazing collection of working penny slot machines.

Take a break in the cafe and then step outside to use the children's play area or wander over to Kirkstall Abbey and explore the abbey grounds!

Muddy Monkeys - under 5s craft activities
(Tuesdays, 10am-11am - please check our What's on website for up-to-date listings)
Fun, free messy and imaginative craft play activites for under fives and their carers. Please remember that we like to get messy and if the weather is nice we like to play outside too.

Click to expandOrganise a children's party at Abbey House Museum!

We have two options for parties of up to 10 children. Please note children must be accompanied by a suitable number of adults.

Muddy Monkey Parties (For ages 2 - 6 years)

Join us in our activity room and be a Muddy Monkey - fun with paints and art materials, and the best bit is, we clear up afterwards. During your party you will have exclusive use of our Activity Room which will contain a range of arts and craft materials.  A visitor assistant will facilitate and if you have a favourite character or theme, let us know and we will do our best to create relevant craft activities.


- Tuesday to Friday (10:30am to 11:30am and 3pm to 4pm)
-  Saturday and Sunday mornings (10:30am - 11:30am)

Cost: £50 per party

Please wear suitable messy clothing - we make a lot of mess!

Arty Smarty Party (For ages 7 - 14 years)

Explore the museum with a member of our staff! Go back in time in the Victorian streets, enjoy the chance to dress up and have a go at the penny slot machines. Then your group will be taken into our head to the Activity Room, where you will become Arty Smarties through a craft activity of your choice: clay tile making, T-shirt decorating, jewellery making or card making.

- Tuesday to Friday afternoons (3:30pm to 4:45pm)
- Saturday and Sunday mornings (10am to 11:30am)

Cost: £50 per party

How to book:
Pre-booking is essential. Please email us or telephone 0113 3784079.

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