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.

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.
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Get Creative

  • 9 April 2017 12-4pm

Get creative and make your own wind chimes. Scavenge for your raw materials in the park and bring them to the museum to make your musical masterpiece.
Free event. All welcome

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Easter Egg Trail

  • 15 April 2017 12-4pm

Join us for Bagshaw Museum’s Easter Egg Trail. Hunt for the colourful eggs hidden around the museum and grounds. Find them all, and you will win a chocolatey prize. Booking not necessary, and its free!
1 prize per child.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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The Mystery of the Appearing Professor

  • 19 — 20 May 2017 6-9pm

A long lost Professor, a neglected museum, an unfortunate accident. Bagshaw Manor has been a museum for over 120 years, but now time is catching up; in more ways than one. During an auction of the more obscure items from the Bagshaw vaults; a stranger suddenly appears claiming to be the long lost Professor William E. Lyke. Then things start to get really strange. Who is this man? Who is the mysterious detective? What is happening to the museum and what has it got to do with the body in the gallery?
Join us for an evening of time travel and mystery with a steampunk twist. Can you solve the case, save the museum and maybe even the victim before it’s too late?

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £8 per person. Advanced booking essential on 01924 324765. Steampunk/time travel costume optional. Tea and cake included in ticket price. Minimum age 12 years

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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