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Please note that Dewsbury Museum will be closed to the public for up to 2 weeks from Monday 24th February 2014 for essential building work.
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Whilst the Museum is undergoing repairs there is no lift access to 1st or 2nd floors.
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A historical window on people's lives and experiences
**Please note that Dewsbury Museum will be closed to the public for up to 2 weeks from Monday 24th February 2014 for essential building work.
We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Family Craft Day on Thursday 27th February will still take place.**
Visiting groups should pre-book.
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.
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. The museum is now fully accessible with the installation of a lift to all floors of the building.
Visitors can revisit their childhoods and enjoy the museum's popular toy gallery and recreated 1940s classroom, in addition to the new '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.
The museum also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions and regularly features the work of local artists in its gallery space.
The museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs. 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.
Please note, in some cases, the instructions for finding venues may only be exact to the the nearest street. Also, whilst we try to ensure these instructions
are accurate we cannot accept responsibility for any postcode errors, or to subsequent changes in the venue details.