Medieval monks, pots and tiles
Members of our Leeds YAC enjoyed a double dose of medieval fun during their bumper May 2016 session, as club Leader Louise Martin explains...
The morning was spent at our regular venue in Middleton Park Visitor Centre where we looked at medieval pottery and tiles. Then it was time to get really creative, making our own examples out of clay. Our members made some amazing tiles and pots!
In the afternoon, we went on a site visit to Kirkstall Abbey where we were hunting for examples of medieval tiles and pottery like those we had made ourselves.
Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery on the north bank of the River Aire. It is now north-west of Leeds city centre. The monastery was founded in about 1152.
Blog by Louise Martin, Leeds YAC leader
The Abbey is free to explore; why not combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Abbey House Museum, where YAC members can get a 20% discount off entry with the YAC Pass Card.
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