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Dewsbury Museum

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    Located in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury Museum is the oldest of Kirklees' museums. Originally opened to the public in 1896, the museum has recently undergone an extensive programme of development, refurbishment and restoration.

    Historic features of the grade 2 listed building have been revealed and restored (including wood panelling, ornate ceiling work and mullioned windows), along with installation of new galleries and improved visitor facilities.

    *As the Museum is undergoing repairs there is currently no lift access to 1st or 2nd floors.

    Visitors can revisit their childhoods and enjoy the museum's popular toy gallery and recreated 1940s classroom, in addition to the 'Discovering Dewsbury' local history gallery.

    Within the 'Discovering Dewsbury' gallery visitors can discover aspects of Dewsbury's proud history including the town's foundations and how it has developed, along with its triumphs and its tragedies. In addition to discovering the people that have made Dewsbury their home and their hopes for the town. (* Unfortunately, this gallery is currently closed for repairs * )

    The museum also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions and regularly features the work of local artists in its gallery space.

    Access: Fire regulations 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.

    As the Museum is undergoing repairs there is currently no lift access to 1st or 2nd floors.


Dewsbury Museum

Crow Nest Park Heckmondwike Road
Dewsbury WF13 2SG

01924 324766

Organisation last updated

  1. 07 November 2016

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  1. Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    Fully accessible for wheelchairs. Fire regulations mean that there are restrictions on prams and pushchairs indoors. Please contact the Museum for further details. *As the Museum is undergoing repairs there is currently no lift access to 1st or 2nd floors

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