Join UK Ghost Nights at this historic Leeds location next to Kirkstall Abbey as they seek out the Abbey House Museum Ghosts. We are excited to be returning to this very haunted location.
Although substantially altered over the years, Abbey House Museum was originally constructed in the 12th Century to serve as a gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey, the picturesque ruins of which stand nearby. When Abbey House was opened as a museum in 1927, it employed a live-in caretaker called Kate Hatfield and during the winter of 1929/30 she was regularly disturbed by the sound of a door on the first-floor opening and closing, followed by the swish of a cloak along the corridor.
The phenomena occurred regularly between midnight and 2am, even when the door was bolted shut. Then in 1944, Mrs. Hatfield’s niece and three of her friends reported seeing “a monk in a rough brown habit… (who) seemed to be very frightened”. The ghost was subsequently associated with John Ripley, the last Abbot of Kirkstall, who moved into Abbey House following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 and was later buried in its precincts.
Our previous visits have proved very interesting with a rocking horse moving on it’s own, sounds of footsteps, disembodied voices and light anomalies to mention but a few. We have most certainly previously encountered the Abbey House Museum Ghosts. Now it is your turn!
Saturday 6th June 2020
7pm to midnight
(This venue has wheelchair accessibility )
Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH