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About the venue
Visiting groups should book.
Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday 12noon - 5pm
Good Friday CLOSED
From 1 March to 31 October summer opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm;
Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
Monday: Museum closed.
From 1 November to 28 February winter opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 4pm;
Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 4pm.
Monday and Friday: Museum closed.
Explore the World at Bagshaw Museum. A Victorian former mill owner's house set in 36 aces of parkland and ancient woodland, the museum is host to a wide range of unusual and exciting collections of collections from around the globe.
Once the home of George Sheard from 1875-1902, this Gothic house became a museum a hundred years ago in 1911 and was named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw. Where else could you hear a Shirley Bassey hit and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum is a very surprising and entertaining place!
Displays include: two Batley local history galleries including stories about iconic institutions such as Fox's Biscuits and Batley Variety Club; the 'Spirit of South Asia' gallery and a versatile temporary exhibition space that can also be used to host events and activities.
Other permanent displays include: 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery where dramatic lighting effects help to recreate the interior of a tomb and a Victorian seaside gallery with a Punch and Judy show.
We have a small refreshment area within the museum shop where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and enjoyed.
Fire regulations in the Victorian building mean that there are some restrictions on the use of prams and pushchairs indoors especially on busy event days and to the 1st floor.
There is now wheelchair access to the first floor galleries. Please contact the museum for further details and any other access information that will help you to plan your visit.
Please see About the venue for opening times.
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, Sunday 9 April 2017
Easter Egg Trail
, Saturday 15 April 2017
The Mystery of the Appearing Professor: An Interdimensional Steampunk Murder Mystery.
, various dates starting Friday 19 May 2017
Half Term Activity Event
, Tuesday 30 May 2017
In Her Stride: Batley's Catherine Exley
, various dates starting Sunday 4 June 2017
Bagshaw Circus School
, various dates starting Tuesday 1 August 2017
Bagshaw Circus Skills
, various dates starting Tuesday 8 August 2017
Bagshaw's Circus School
, various dates starting Tuesday 15 August 2017
Bagshaw's Circus School.
, various dates starting Tuesday 22 August 2017
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Bagshaw Museum access statement
This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
A Brief Guide to Bagshaw Museum
Access to Bagshaw Museum
Learning Opportunities at Kirklees Museums and Galleries
Partially accessible toilet
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