Abbey House Museum Ghost Hunts | Leeds
Abbey House Museum Ghost Hunts
Event Date | Saturday 18th April, 2020
Event Price | £49.00 per person
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A really exciting opportunity to step back in time as you enter the Museums “Victorian Streets”, complete with shops, a public house, an old school room and even a funeral directors to name but a few! The mock up streets make up just part of this incredible location, all housed within this historic Grade II listed building that incorporates the 12th Century former gatehouse to Kirkstall Abbey!
Packed full of history, paranormal reports and with so many areas to split off into (including a walk over to the Abbey ruins if the weather is kind), your investigation here will sure to be an intense one! Even the baseroom (the “Norman Hall”) is rightfully worthy of investigating. Part of the original gatehouse, it is here in the Norman Hall that a stone coffin containing a skeleton and a silver coin (1272-1307) was discovered under the Norman Hall in the 19th Century.
Ghost Hunts with Haunted Evenings combine traditional ghost hunting vigils with more innovative experiments to suit all levels of interest, all participants will get the chance to experience a real paranormal investigation in a historic and reputedly haunted location using an array of techniques!. You could soon be finding yourself taking part in a lock down experiment or trying your hand at using a thermal imaging camera or SLS camera or try your hands at some good olde Victorian séances…..This rarely investigated Leeds site is screaming out to be investigated, are you up for the challenge?!
Paranormal Activity at Abbey House
Adjacent to the stunning ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, it is little wonder that this former Abbey Gatehouse is rife with paranormal accounts! On the ground floor that now forms the Victorian Streets, many visitors have reported the feeling of their hair being pulled, a full apparition of a man was sighted in the Victorian School house at the end of the second street. Unexplainable bangs and taps have been experienced, with some guests suddenly sensing the smell of stale tobacco smoke. Upstairs, prior to the building converting to a museum, the former live-in caretaker would often hear a door open and close of its own accord, accompanied by the sound of dragging robes. A monk was also seen around this time, believed to be the spirit of John Ripley, the last Abbot of Kirkstall who once lived at the house and whom was buried within the grounds. Haunted Evenings will have access to the ground floor Victorian Streets (with several shops including “Hark to Rover” public house), the Norman Hall, Upper floor areas and weather permitting, Kirkstall Abbey ruins.
History of Abbey House
Parts of the former gatehouse, founded in 1152 are encased within the current building known today as the Abbey House Museum. By 1541, when King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries, the Gatehouse was eventually converted and extended into a residential dwelling, becoming home to many successful local families, one of which owned the Iron and Steel works at Kirkstall. By 1926 the building was acquired by Leeds City Council and a year later, in 1927, the current museum opened its doors for all to enjoy!
What’s Included | Abbey House Museum Ghost Hunts
- Guided tour/access all available areas of the Abbey House Museum; Victorian Street area with shops, pub, school and cobbled streets, the Norman Hall, Upper floor areas and Kirkstall Abbey ruins (weather permitting)
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details of the types of experiments)
- Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
- Fully insured event & first aid cover
Event Dates Available…
Saturday 18th April, 2020
Event times | 7.00pm – 1.00am
Doors open | 6.55pm
Abbey House Museum Ghost Hunts Leeds
What happens after I’ve booked my place?
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* Welcome briefing with a Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.
*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils
*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.
* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.
* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.
* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.
*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.
Location / Map
Abbey House Museum
Parking : Ample free parking available
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