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

Tue -Fri 11.00-17.00
Sat & Sun 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.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A vibrant street scene in India.

India’s Vibrant Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain

  • 16 July — 23 September 2016

India’s Gateway traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration, focusing on their remarkable links with Britain. Featuring photographs and film shot in India by UK photographer Tim Smith along with historical pictures, objects and ephemera drawn from both our museum collections and the Gujarati community in Kirklees. Look out for details of events and activities linked to the exhibition, including Bollywood film screenings, puppet making and a writing competition

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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.
Leed Steampunk logo featuring an owl in front of a cog.

Leeds Steampunk Market

  • 30 April — 1 May 2016 *on now

Steampunk is a Victorian inspired idea of a future that never existed based around the literary works of the likes of HG Wells and Jules Verne. There will be a varied range of traders selling handmade costume medals, jewellery, hats, jams/preserves, clothing and leather, as well as artists and authors and a bout of competitive silliness and fun known as Coffee Jousting. Outlandish personalities, characters and dress senses will be plentiful along with an abundance of tea and cake.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Bagshaw Museum in the day time

Starry, Starry Night

  • 12 May 2016 7-9pm

A special out-of-hours opening with torch light tours of the galleries and visits to the neighbouring Observatory. Learn about constellations with a range of starry crafts for children to try.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2 per adult, £1 per child

Egyptian Mask with vivid eyes and lots of eyliner

From Egypt to Dewsbury

  • 31 May 2016 7-9pm

Hear how Amelia Oldroyd, a local mill-owners daughter was instrumental in bringing artefacts to Kirklees and learn about some of the most important objects in our collection. A lecture by Dr Margaret Serpico, a consultant Egyptologist who has worked in Egyptology collections in England and co-curated the Beyond Beauty exhibition in London.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+
Image of an Egyptian cartonage mask on a black background

The Mummy Returns…

  • 31 May 2016 11am-1pm

Join us for a fun day of all things ancient Egyptian. See how an ancient Egyptian dressed, sample what they ate and try some Egyptian make-up… the eye-liner is everything. Write hieroglyphics on papyrus and learn about mummification.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£5 per adult, £2.50 per child (5-16) under 5s free.

Bagshaw Museum in the sun

Explore the World with Kirklees Museums

  • 2 August 2016 12-4pm
  • 9 August 2016 12-4pm
  • 16 August 2016 12-4pm
  • 23 August 2016 12-4pm

As the nations gather in Rio for this year’s Olympic Games, join us to learn about African countries with fun crafts and activities.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£1 per child

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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