0113 230 5492
0113 247 8397
One of the best preserved abbey's in Britain, Kirkstall Abbey is a spectacular and picturesque ruin.
Founded in the 12th centruy by Cistertain monks, it was closed down in 1539 by Henry VIII. This fascinating archeological site has been sought after as the subject matter for famous paintings by JMW Turner and Thomas Girton.
Kirkstall Abbey is has recently undergone a 3.5 million restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. This has included the opening of a brand new visitor centre.
Museum, Sacred space
Visitor Centre Opening Times:
Summer: Tues - Sun 11am - 4pm.
Winter: Tues- Sun, 11am - 3pm (except Mon & Fri)
Free Tours are available by appointment every Thursday. To book contact 0113 230 5492.
- 19 December 2013 From 10am
For all under-5s fairies and their carers. Join us for creative fairy fun. There are things to make, dressing up and things to play with. Feel free to come in your fairy outfits, but please be aware that sometimes we use paint and glue
- 17 December 2013 10am-3pm
Please wear suitable messing clothing as sometimes we paint, sometimes we get muddy and if the weather is nice we go outside in the ruins. Please contact venue for more details and session times.
- Any age
- Family friendly
Knights, dragons and princesses
- 12 December 2013 From 10am *on now
Is your under-5 a budding knight, lovely princess or little dragon? Then come along and join us for fun at the abbey. Come dressed up but remember we may get messy