Bagshaw Museum

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Where can you meet a Mummy from Ancient Egypt, hear a Shirley Bassey hit, and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum brings together fasinating objects from all over the world, in the magnificient Victorian gothic setting of 'Woodlands' a former mill owners house set in Wilton Park.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

12noon-4pm on Saturday and Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday during local school holidays.

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Fire regulations in the Victorian building mean that there are restrictions on the use of prams and pushchairs indoors. Please contact the museum for further details and any other access information that will help you to plan your visit.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A black and white line drawing of two ladies, one in a peacock skirt

Word & Image: The Illustrators

  • 28 January 2018 2-3:30pm
  • 18 February 2018 2-3:30pm

Lecture series: Simon Poë talks about 19th and 20th Century British artists from Tenniel, who worked for Punch and illustrated Alice in Wonderland, to Beardsley and giants of the ‘golden age’ such as Rackham and Dulac, and beyond.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3.50

A photo of a lady dressed to work on teh farm stood with a pitchfork.

V For Victory

  • 11 February 2018 2-4pm

An uplifting new presentation about life on the home front in World War One.
V is for vegetables – learn more about the life of a Land Army gal, and the hard work involved in running a wartime household on limited rations
V is for Valiant - celebrating the work of the Women's Institute
V is for the Vote – what was it like to vote for the first time ever?
V is for Victory – celebrations, jubilations, fears for the future and new hopes

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £12.50 booking essential on 01924 324765

A photo of a boy looking at a stuffed snowy owl

Half Term Activities

  • 20 February 2018 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Be inspired by the objects on display and get creative with our bird themed children’s activities and crafts. Don’t forget to stop and say hello to Snowy the Snowy Owl.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£2 per session. All ages welcome. No booking required

A photo of the outside of Bagshaw Museum.

Easter Crafts and Egg Hunt

  • 31 March 2018 12-4pm

Come along to Bagshaw Museum for an afternoon of Easter crafts and an egg hunt around the Museum.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£2. All ages welcome. No booking required

Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park
Batley
West Yorkshire
WF17 0AS
England

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Website

www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

bagshaw.museum@kirklees.gov.uk

Telephone

01924 324765

Fax

01924 326164

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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