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

Tuesday to Thursday 11.00-17.00
Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 17.00

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 colourful Fox's biscuit tin which contained Famous Assorted Biscuits from Batley, Yorkshire

Half Term Activity Event

  • 30 May 2017 12-4pm

May is Local History Month and we will be celebrating with an event relating to our famous local biscuit manufacturer. A crumbly biscuit trail and decorating biscuits, plus writing labels for your favourite objects in the museum.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£1 per child, no booking required

An image showing the cover of Catherine Exley's Diary

In Her Stride: Batley’s Catherine Exley

  • 4 June 2017 2-4pm
  • 10 — 11 June 2017 2-4pm

Saturday 4 June 2pm-4pm (Preview) Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June 2pm-4pm
Through presentation, performance and conversation we’ll think about Catherine’s life (1779-1857) both in relation to her direct experience of the Peninsular War and the broader theme of change in Batley as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
Tickets for these events are free but limited. Please contact: Mark Griffin by email or call Mark 07736 416668.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park
West Yorkshire
WF17 0AS

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01924 324765


01924 326164

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