Abbey House Museum News

Sweet dreams as museum displays allsorts of classic confectionery

A collection of classic confectionery has added a timeless touch of sweetness to a new exhibition in Leeds.
Tin of bile beans

Brand new exhibition will lift the lid on history’s rogue traders

Suspect sales tactics employed by crafty companies through history will be exposed in a new exhibition exploring the evolution of advertising.
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…
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…