Cliffe Castle Museum

Cliffe Castle Museum
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD20 6LH
England

Website

E-mail

daru.rooke@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone

01535 618231

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With the reopening of the museum there are a host of new and exciting displays and activities for you, including re-displayed period reception rooms featuring sparkling, restored chandeliers and new historic light fittings, and a new Dining with the Butterfields display which will give you a glimpse into how the family would have wined and dined their important guests.

As well as learning more about the Butterfield family, you will be able to come and see the beautiful new display of costume set against hand painted murals, and investigate new displays such as The Owls In Britain, which looks at the owls that can be found wild in Britain today.

Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses, aviaries and a children’s play area.

The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, local rocks and fossils (including a 2m long fossil amphibian), mounted birds and local mammals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass, old dolls, toys and domestic items and a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Learning activities and events take place throughout the year in the InSight room. Groups of all kinds can be catered for, from schools to senior citizens, and activities can be tailored to your needs.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm
Last admission 3.30pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Admission charges

Admission is free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of interior of cliffe castle museum

Cliffe Castle Permanent Collection

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

With the reopening of the museum there are a host of new and exciting displays and activities for you, including re-displayed period reception rooms featuring sparkling, restored chandeliers and new historic light fittings, and a new Dining with the Butterfields display which will give you a glimpse into how the family would have wined and dined their important guests.

As well as learning more about the Butterfield family, you will be able to come and see the beautiful new display of costume set against hand painted murals, and investigate new displays such as The Owls In Britain, which looks at the owls that can be found wild in Britain today.

Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses, aviaries and a children’s play area.

The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, local rocks and fossils (including a 2m long fossil amphibian), mounted birds and local mammals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass, old dolls, toys and domestic items and a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/CliffeCastle/

drawing of an owl

Bingley Art Society and Keighley Art Club Exhibition

  • 24 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

This exhibition showcases the wide ranging artistic talents of the Bingley Art Society and Keighley Art Club.

This year the two groups have worked closely with Bradford Museums and Galleries, exploring bird related items from the collections, which have inspired some of their works. The objects of inspiration will be displayed throughout the museum, where you’ll be amazed to see how often the imagery of birds is used.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=900

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