Manor House Art Gallery and Museum

Manor House Art Gallery and Museum
Castle Yard
West Yorkshire
LS29 9DT



01943 600066


01943 817 079

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Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley’s oldest buildings, the Manor House, has been converted into an attractive museum and art gallery. On the ground floor visitors are given a glimpse into Ilkley’s past while the first floor galleries provide the venue for a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

While being a major exhibit in itself, the Manor House also stands on the remains of the Roman fort of Olicana. Only a short section of defensive wall remains exposed at the back of the building, but Roman artefacts from the fort and surrounding area are on permanent display inside the Manor House, together with prehistoric artefacts and information about the development of Ilkley as a Victorian spa town.

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Opening hours

Wed-Sat 1100-1700
Sun 1300-1600

Admission charges

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Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

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An Ilkley Retrospective by Graeme Willson

  • 6 December 2014 — 8 February 2015 *on now

Graeme Willson has exhibited nationally with a considerable reputation as an artist working in public places; his works for York Minster and Leeds Corn Exchange are well known. His watercolours have been acquired by Leeds City Art Galleries. His work covers a range of themes, principally concerned with the human face/figure.

Graeme makes references to architecture, landscape and natural forms. Geometry is felt in his painting as a subtle background presence, or part of some architectural underpinning. Processes and methods of painting form a large part of the subject, bringing the work to the verge of abstraction.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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Responses to Art with artist Graeme Wilson

  • 5 February 2015

Artist Graeme Willson will lead a tour of his exhibition. You will then be taken to his nearby studio to see his latest work in progress where he will offer a guided tour of his drawings for his ecclesiastical work at St. Margaret's Church in Ilkley. Inspired by this you can then use the Manor House and environs to draw in your sketchbooks.


Cost: £5 Book by phone only: 01943 600066