Autumn term visits

Hello teachers! During the Autumn term, school visits will be limited. Get in touch via each museum for details.

While you’re here, have a look at our online resources, collections and mylearning.org.

Learn at Abbey House Museum

At Abbey House Museum we can help you deliver diverse and original skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum or standard activities such as social history.

Use the search function on this page to see the range of current workshops at Abbey House Museum.

Recovery Curriculum

Burmantofts vase or spoon warmer

We have created a series of recovery curriculum resources about objects at Abbey House Museum and across our other museums & galleries. These activities are an opportunity for children and staff to discover how objects can be used to develop connections and grow confidence.

Our resources are designed to support your recovery curriculum and the Leeds Supporting the Return to School document with activities which encourage the PACE approach of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy.

Make a booking

For further information or to make a booking, please contact us:


0113 378 4079
(10am - 4pm)


Use our learning search to find a workshop or learning package

  • Workshops

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Abbey House Bear Hunt

Bear hunt

Led by our bear hunter your class will explore the Victorian Streets, following the paw prints to discover what Albert the bear has been up to in the museum including Victorian washing and playing hopscotch.

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Abbey House Murder Mystery

Murder mystery

Mr Sellit has been found dead in our Victorian Streets, covered in clues.

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Topics through time – Comparing Queens

Comparing Queens workshop

Compare the lives of two remarkable women: our current Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.

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Topics through time – Going to the Seaside

Going to the Seaside

Compare seaside holidays today with those in the recent past and those taken a long time ago by examining a range of objects and photos.

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Topics through time – Houses and Homes

Houses and Homes

How heavy is a flat iron? How long did it take to wash clothes before washing machines were invented?

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Topics through time – Toys and games

Toys and games

Your class will get to see and handle a range of old and new toys and discover how differently children played in the past.

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Nursery Rhyme Time

Nursery rhyme time

The Baker’s Wife will help your class to follow Gerald the gingerbread man’s clues to find nursery rhymes hidden around our Victorian Streets.

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What was it like to live here 100 years ago?

What was life like 100 years ago workshop

What was life like for ordinary people in Yorkshire 100 years ago? What did people do for a living?

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Christmas Toys and Games

Christmas toys and games

What toys did children get in their stockings in the past? What did it mean if you got coal in your stocking?


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