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Bagshaw Museum

Please see our website for current opening dates and times. Explore Batley and beyond at Bagshaw Museum. Join us for a trip around the world and experience 'The Kingdom of Osiris', our atmospheric Egyptian...

Bagshaw Museum website bagshaw.museum@kirklees.gov.uk 01924 324765

Batley Cemetery Support Group

We work with Kirklees Council in order to ensure the effective management of Batley Cemetery in its upkeep and development as a place of historic interest and as a burial ground for the benefit of the...

Batley Cemetery Support Group website batleycemetery@live.co.uk

Batley Community Archive

The Archive is fully searchable on PC in Batley Library. Val Asquith is in attendance most Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon for anyone to come and ask questions about the archive and show them the...

01484 414868

Black History Month Steering Group, Kirklees

Create and organise events for Kirklees Black History Month to then be presented to the general public. Black History Month aims to promote knowledge and experience of Black history and share the positive...

Black History Month Steering Group, Kirklees website yvette-marksnoel@hotmail.com 01484 516768

Bullecourt Museum, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield

Military museum, from Waterloo 1815 to the modern day. Open Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, and weekday afternoons by appointment. Admission: Adults £2, children and OAP £1. Please see our facebook...

Bullecourt Museum, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield website 01484 461029

Clarence Household Medieval Society

We are a medieval re-enactment society focusing on the period of the Wars of the Roses (1450-1485). Based around Huddersfield and Bradford in West Yorkshire, we have members from all over the country...

Clarence Household Medieval Society website clarencehouseholdevents@gmail.com

Cleckheaton History in Pictures Group

Cleckheaton and the Spen Valley history in pictures - a visual history of the towns and villages of the Spen Valley. This Group aims to not only inform people of the past with images, it aims to add detail...

Cleckheaton History in Pictures Group website 07989041618

Colne Valley Museum

The Museum is housed in restored weavers cottages. Local rooms and crafts in period setting of the 1850s. Regular special exhibitions and event weekends. School and other group visits by arrangement....

Colne Valley Museum website info@colnevalleymuseum.org.uk 01484 659762

Dewsbury Sacrifices

In 2014 we embarked upon the project of researching the names on the Dewsbury Cenotaph in Crow Nest Park. We could not have achieved this goal without the help and commitment of a small but dedicated...

Dewsbury Sacrifices website info@dewsburysacrifices.org

Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire)

The Group aims to raise awareness of the work in Yorkshire - and particularly Huddersfield - of Edgar Wood, architect of Lindley Clock Tower, Banney Royd etc and to preserve and enhance his local heritage.

Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire) website edgarwoodinlindley@gmail.com

Greater Elland Historical Society

The Society's History Room is located at Elland Library in Coronation Street, Elland. It contains the Society's archives, including photographs, documents, artefacts and publications relating to old...

Greater Elland Historical Society website Enquiries@GEHS.org.uk

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield

Heritage Quay is the University of Huddersfield's archives and records management service. It is located on level 3 of the Schwann building and is open to students, staff and the general public. Heritage...

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield website archives@hud.ac.uk 01484 473168

Holme Valley Sharing Memories

Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group was established in the mid-1990s and is made up of elderly people living in the rural Holme Valley on the outskirts of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The aim of the...

Holme Valley Sharing Memories website sharingmemoriesgroup@gmail.com 07850622918

Holmfirth Local History Group

A group of people who have an interest in local and family history, and who enjoy exploring aspects of the heritage of Holmfirth and the surrounding area. The Group has monthly meetings and gives regular...

Holmfirth Local History Group website

Holocaust Centre North

Please see our website for more details of the Centre including events. The Centre and Exhibition is currently open Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm., however please check the Visit page of our website for...

Holocaust Centre North website

Honley Civic Society

Honley Civic Society is a non-political body which promotes interest in Honley and its surroundings, researches and publishes the history of Honley, highlights environmental issues, and monitors local...

Honley Civic Society website honleycivicsociety@outlook.com

Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society

HDAS was set up in 1956 to encourage individual and collective archaeological activities in the Huddersfield area and to promote interest in the archaeology of any period up to the present day. It also...

Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society website

Huddersfield and District Family History Society

Various locations...

The Society was formed in 1987 and its aims are to promote and encourage mutual help between people interested in Family History and Genealogy. It caters mainly for those with interests in the Metropolitan...

Huddersfield and District Family History Society website secretary@hdfhs.org.uk 01484 859229

Huddersfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Family History Library

Huddersfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Sunday worship - please see website for details. Family History Library: usually open Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm. You are advised to check...

Huddersfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Family History Library website 01484 454573

Huddersfield Local History Society

Talks usually held on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm (except June to August and December) at the Bronte Lecture Theatres, University of Huddersfield. Other events include an excursion in June...

Huddersfield Local History Society website info@huddersfieldhistory.org.uk

John Wheelwright Archeological Society

Lectures during winter. Please contact for more details. Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm. Covers most of Kirklees

potandclay@btinternet.com 01924 492507

Kirkburton History Group

We are a local history group in Kirkburton researching the local history of Kirkburton and Highburton. We meet every Friday in Kirkburton Library from 10am till 12 noon - we are an open group, and welcome...

Kirkburton History Group website ken.christie1@btinternet.com

Kirkheaton Local and Family History Group

The Group meets every Thursday at Kirkheaton Library 6pm to 8pm to give help and advice for those just starting out finding out about their family history or already have experience. Free access to the...

Kirkheaton Local and Family History Group website kfhg@outlook.com

Kirklees Heritage Open Days Committee (HOD)

Heritage Open Days are an annual national festival each September, offering free access to the country's historic and cultural treasures of all kinds. The committee co-ordinates and supports HOD activities...

Kirklees Heritage Open Days Committee (HOD) website kirkleeshod@gmail.com

Kirklees Image Archive

A collection of about 60,000 photographic images, mostly of the local area and dating from 1865 onwards. Prints can be purchased for private use and licensing agreements for publishing are also possible.

Kirklees Image Archive website image.archive@kirklees.gov.uk

Kirklees Local Studies Library

Kirklees Local Studies Library collects and preserves information reflecting the diverse communities of the area, inspiring people to enjoy their local identity and heritage. For current arrangements...

Kirklees Local Studies Library website

Launds Inn Museum, Golcar, Huddersfield

The Museum was closed for development and is now open for pre-booked visits on certain dates. Please see website for dates. On display will be documents detailing the local history of the Colne Valley,...

Launds Inn Museum, Golcar, Huddersfield website robert.broadbent@yahoo.co.uk 01484 645961

Lindley History Research Group

For anyone who has an interest in Lindley’s past and how that relates to the village and its surroundings. The group meets in Lindley Library monthly on a Thursday. Please contact the group via their...

Lindley History Research Group website lindley.lic@kirklees.gov.uk 01484 414868

Marsden History Group

Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about 8 miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines. Marsden...

Marsden History Group website admin@marsdenhistory.co.uk

Meltham Memories

Meltham Memories is primarily the organising body behind the popular annual Meltham Memories weekend in Meltham, Huddersfield. We exist to provide events within the town, including markets, festivals,...

Meltham Memories website

National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCM)

Museum opening: We are open Wednesday - Sunday. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. The Museum is south of Dewsbury on the main road between Huddersfield and Wakefield. There is ample car...

National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCM) website info@ncm.org.uk 01924 848806

North Kirklees Family History Group

Support and help for researchers of family history in North Kirklees and surrounding area. Please see our website for more details.

North Kirklees Family History Group website info@nkfhg.org.uk 01924 917414

Oakwell Hall and Oakwell Hall Country Park

Oakwell Hall is a Grade I Listed Elizabethan manor house, furnished as a family home of the 1690s, complete with its own mysterious ghost. Oakwell Hall was also visited by Charlotte Bronte in the 1830s...

Oakwell Hall and Oakwell Hall Country Park website oakwell.hall@kirklees.gov.uk 01924 324761

Robin Hood's Grave, Kirklees Hall

The site is on privately-owned land at Kirklees Hall and visits can be made through the walks programme of Calderdale Heritage Walks. There is usually a walk there each summer but pre booking is essential....

Robin Hood's Grave, Kirklees Hall website

Skelmanthorpe Historical Society

Group interested in the history of Skelmanthorpe with meetings monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Please see our website for more details and to contact us.

Skelmanthorpe Historical Society website

Spen Valley Historical Society

The local historical society for the Spen Valley area. Members meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm (except August). A variety of guest speakers/topics to interest everyone. Small admission...

Spen Valley Historical Society website spenvalleyhistoricalsoc.chair@gmail.com 07866 310162

The Milestone Society West Yorkshire Group

The Yorkshire Group is part of the Milestone Society, established in 2000. We raise public awareness of these historic waymarkers and campaign for their conservation; they are endangered by neglect, by...

The Milestone Society West Yorkshire Group website honsec@milestonesociety.co.uk

The Mirfield History Society

Talks concerning all periods of Mirfield's and British history. Since Covid we have not been very active however we expect to relaunch in September 2023's history month with activities in Mirfield Library. Please...

dnpinder@yahoo.com 01924 496942

The Yorkshire Society

The Yorkshire Society is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates and promotes Yorkshire; its economy, history, heritage, beauty and unique culture. It is now the established champion of ‘God’s own...

The Yorkshire Society website contact@theyorkshiresociety.org

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience - organisers

A volunteer group of individuals, who organise annual events to celebrate and commemorate those who have served and those who are currently serving. The annual Yorkshire Wartime Experience event is held...

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience - organisers website yorkshirewartimeexperience@live.com 07748 604461

Tolson Museum, Huddersfield

Huddersfield's history book! A vivid and intriguing picture of the area and its people, from pre-history to present day, revealed through unique collections. From Roman finds to textiles; from birds to...

Tolson Museum, Huddersfield website tolson.museum@kirklees.gov.uk 01484 223240

West Yorkshire Archive Service: Kirklees

West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees collects, preserves and provides access to the unique documentary heritage of the entire Kirklees region. Our collections date from the 12th century to the present...

West Yorkshire Archive Service: Kirklees website

Yorkshire Dialect Society

Our main aim has always been to encourage the study and recording of dialect. Our equal interest is in speech and literature and members like to hear dialect spoken and to see it written in our publications. Please...

Yorkshire Dialect Society website

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

Vernacular buildings are typical for an area - using local materials and often built by local craftsmen - in practice up to end of 19th century. The group studies those of Yorkshire. There are building...

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group website enquiries@yvbsg.org.uk

Yorkshire Wartime Village

Website www.yorkshirewartimevillage.co.uk

Yorkshire Wartime Village website