(OLD) Abbey House Museum

The Children’s Fancy Dress Ball

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Social History Curator Kitty Ross opens up a fascinating Victorian photo album in the collection!

Childhood in the collections

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Next month we will be holding our first ‘Childhood’ study day at Abbey House Museum. Researching for this day has been a lot of fun – with so many different avenues to explore and so many possible topics to consider. That has, however,…

The Dennisons of Leeds: Pioneers of Penny Slot Machines

Curator Kitty Ross reveals the story behind the popular 1930s 'Murder in the Museum' penny slot machine at Abbey House Museum! One of Abbey House Museum's star objects, the penny slot machine 'Murder in the Museum' has recently been restored…

What’s in a bottle? Uncovering a Victorian business bust-up

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We discovered a rocky business partnership while researching nineteenth century mineral water manufacturers.