Tours & Groups

Guided tours and group visits

Abbey House Museum is a wonderful place for a guided tour or group visit. Wander the Victorian streets and discover our incredible collection of children’s toys and memorabilia.

Life in Victorian Leeds at Abbey House Museum

Fridays between March and November

Our guided tour takes you through the museum’s authentically re-created Victorian streets for a glimpse at what life was like in 19th century Leeds.

Several people being led on a tour by a guide

Your guide will take you through the shops, pub and businesses that were part of the city over 100 years ago.

The tour begins at 1pm in the Gatehouse Café, where a Colonel North lunch will be served. You will meet your guide and they will introduce you to Abbey House Museum before taking you through to the Victorian streets. Once the guided tour has finished, we invite you to discover the rest of the museum at your leisure, including the latest exhibition.

The tour of the Victorian streets takes approximately 45 minutes. We recommend allowing 1.5 hours for your visit, not including lunch.

How to book

Life in Victorian Leeds tour: £15 per person

Life in Victorian Leeds and Monks, Mead and Medieval Leeds combined tour: £25 per person

Tours will recommence in March 2020; if you are a group travel organiser, please email us for more information and to book.

Monks, Mead and Medieval Leeds at Kirkstall Abbey

While you’re in the area, why not discover the guided tour available nearby at Kirkstall Abbey between March and October.

Our guided tour with resident monk Bernard takes you through the majestic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.

Discover the incredible history of the medieval abbey, find out why the monks made Kirkstall their home and enjoy a traditional taster of mead.

Monk giving a guided tour to a group of visitors