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.

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costumed characters performing in the mystery of the appearing professor

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+


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

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

Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park
West Yorkshire
WF17 0AS

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01924 324765


01924 326164

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