Bracken Hall Countryside Museum

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Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and museum is situated on the edge of Shipley Glen, a popular beauty spot. The Centre has displays relating to the natural history, geology, archaeology and local history of the area. The colourful interactive wildlife exhibits delve into the lives of badgers, frogs and bats, and tanks contain a variety of local water creatures and mini-beasts. There are interactive displays about other animals and foodwebs.

The small charming garden attracts different kinds of wildlife throughout the year from tadpoles to butterflies and honeybees. The garden is designed to show how people can attract wildlife to their own gardens, and also features bee-hives, rabbits, guinea pigs and a pond.

Venue Type:

Museum, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

May - August: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm
April/September/October: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm
November - March: Wednesday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm

Open Spring & Summer Bank Holiday Mondays 12am - 5pm

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

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

Bracken Hall Countryside Museum
Glen Road
West Yorkshire
BD17 5EA




01274 584140


01274 584140

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