Abbey House Museum

A black and white photograph of tall buildings in Victorian Leeds

Football Works

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Curator Lucy Moore examines one leaflet from our social history collection and reveals a little known corner of Leeds’ sporting past.
Objects from All to Play For

Sporting chance to relive city’s Olympic glory days

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Generations of the city’s sporting heroes are being celebrated in a new exhibition looking at the history of competition, games and play in Leeds.
Hardisty's Fisheries in Kirkstall

Things can only get batter as vintage Leeds chippy stars in new exhibition

One of the city’s very first chippies is among the fascinating tales featured in a new exhibition exploring the people and places that helped forge a Leeds community. Hardisty’s Fisheries became one of the earliest places for locals to…
1906 Ordinance survey map (published 1908)

Skating in Edwardian Leeds

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In 1909, there were 5 skating rinks in Leeds. Using historic maps, Catherine Robins has found out exactly where they were and what became of the buildings after they closed.
New toy display at Abbey House Museum

Festive favourite toys unwrapped at Abbey House Museum

Some of the most sought-after stocking fillers of the past century have gone on show in a nostalgic new toy display at Abbey House Museum in Leeds. Vintage childhood favourites of all shapes and sizes, dating back more than a hundred years…