Collections through Cake: Kirkstall Abbey’s Chocolate Floor Tiles

The most recent Collections through Cake was brought to you by Kat, Curator of Archaeology. One of Leeds Museums nine sites is the beautiful ruin of Kirkstall Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery. Incidentally, Kirstall Abbey has been shortlisted in the ‘Britain’s favourite heritage site’ category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. Full details can be found on BBC Countryfile Magazine’s website at, or you can email your votes to
But back to cake … Apart from the Abbey itself we have amazing collections from excavations that have taken place. Some of the most charming objects are these beautiful floor tiles: And what would make a medieval floor tile even more exciting? If its made of brownie and decorated in gold and silver!
To see previous Museum Cakes, go to Twitter and follow #MusCake, or have a browse through our posts below!

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