ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM

ABOUT THE MARKET

Leeds Steampunk Market brings you their first market of 2019 held at Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS5 3EH. (Opposite Kirkstall Abbey).
This is Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2019.

Doors open at 11am Saturday, on the Sunday they open to the public at 10am, all stalls open and trading up to 5pm both days.

Outdoor entertainment tbc but there will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​'s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days at 1pm

Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that's right, we do things different at LSM!) commences from 3pm for the tournament to take place at 4pm on the Saturday only. 

Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

The museum's own Gatehouse cafe will be open to the public selling hot food, wine, cake and cuppas. This means we will not have our own hot food vendors outside for this event.

Don't forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well. 

Customers will be paying normal admission to the Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the exhibitions, displays and the layout. 

Admission prices are: 
Adults - £4.95, 
Concessions £4.00, 
Child - £2.50 
Children under 5 years - free, 
Family - £10.50, 
Groups - £4.00
Leeds Card Adult £3.95,
Breezecard child £2.00, 
LeedsCard Family £8.40.
Leeds Card Extra £3.00 Please make sure you have your card with you.
Max Card - General admission is free.
Admission is free to members of the Leeds Art Fund, Friends of Leeds City Museums, the Museums Association and the National Arts Collection Fund.


If you are interested in trading please email leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com

Please note this museum only allows assistance dogs in the building.
We are also advised by the council's Parks Department that although the car park is not secured overnight and is outside the museum, they do not allow overnight parking. (Whether they enforce it or not we don't know - anyone wishing to park up overnight for trading or visiting in a campervan it's up to you!)

                                              ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The museum opened in July 1927. 

Wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for a glimpse of life in 19th century Leeds, illustrating a range of shops and services and including original shop fittings etc. 

With some of the best collections outside of London and a number of unique collections of national and international importance, their collections are something we can all be proud of.

Upstairs galleries feature the history of Kirkstall Abbey, Childhood, and Leeds Social History, as well as temporary exhibitions.
There will be some different exhibits and collections to when we were here in May 2017.
                                                                                          HOW TO GET HERE
Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. 

The nearest train stations are Kirkstall Forge, c.1 mile away, and Headingley, a 1 mile walk. Contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. 

By car: If you are using a route planner, the postcode is LS5 3EH. 
Parking 
A large free car park is situated next to Abbey House Museum on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled parking. There is an additional disabled access parking space immediately outside the museum entrance for visitors.
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