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Visiting groups should book.
Our new Autumn and Winter opening times for Bagshaw Museum are as follows:
November - February
12noon-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Thursday during school holidays.
September – October
12noon-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Thursday during school holidays.
We are available for pre-booked events including school bookings, group bookings and room hire during these periods. Anyone wanting to visit outside the times above should contact us on 01924 324765.
There will be special opening times and events for Christmas and Easter so please keep an eye out for information nearer the time.
Please click on this link to view the latest copy of It’s Happening with details of events, exhibitions and talks: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/documents/itsHappening.pdf
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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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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