Leeds Museums & Galleries care for nine heritage sites, museums and galleries across the city including, Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery, dating from 1147, in Kirkstall north-west of Leeds city centre. The abbey is surrounded by public park land on the banks of the River Aire.



  • Kirkstall Abbey – Happy Project
    Kirkstall Abbey – Happy Project, summer 2013- spring 2014 As custodians of a site of national significance, Kirkstall Abbey are an important resource and focus for the local community in Leeds. Kirkstall Abbey draws rich inspiration from the monks that lived and worshipped there and the beautiful natural environment that surrounds the abbey. This project aimed to build on the abbey’s historic legacy ...