Tag: Abbey House Museum


Sheet music for the The Kirkgate Hornpipe

Frank Kidson and the Sounds of Our City

Sounds of Our City, the wonderful, shiny new exhibition has just opened at Abbey House Museum, looking at music over the centuries in Leeds.
Grimshaw's painting of a lake scene with a fairy image glowing against a pink and brown colour scheme

‘Iris’ (1886) by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Local historian Eveleigh Bradford explores one of Atkinson Grimshaw's most entrancing paintings


Abbey House Museum

Guided Tours

NEW for 2023!  Groups can now get exclusive access to the museum on Mondays, with an expert tour guide. 
A 19th century image of Park Row in Leeds

From town to city: building 19th Century Leeds

Come and join our curatorial team for an expert talk and an exclusive chance to look at our collection of ephemera relating to the built environment of 19th Century Leeds. Learn how this town grew through the industrial revolution to become a grand Victorian city.
A Victorian black mourning jacket from the Leeds Museums & Galleries collection

Death and Disease in 19th Century Leeds

Come and join one of our curatorial team for an expert talk exploring the topic of health, disease, death, and mourning in 19th Century Leeds.


A brightly coloured wooden bird toy

Virtual Classroom Workshop: Toys through time

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A virtual classroom workshop exploring different toys in our collection with lots of sensory elements.