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.
Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site
Tue -Fri 11.00-17.00
Sat & Sun 12.00 - 17.00
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.
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
- Family friendly
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.
- Not suitable for children
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.
- Family friendly
£5 per adult, £2.50 per child (5-16) under 5s free.
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.
- Especially for children
£1 per child