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Dewsbury Museum

Dewsbury Museum
Crow Nest Park
Heckmondwike Road
Dewsbury
WF13 2SG

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Opening times

From 1 March to 31 Oct summer opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm;
Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
Monday: Museum closed.

Venue access

All key services are accessible.
Wheelchair access
Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance.
Disabled parking
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

Contacts

Dewsbury Museum
Crow Nest Park
Heckmondwike Road
Dewsbury
WF13 2SG
dewsbury.museum@kirklees.gov.uk
Tel: 01924 325100

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More information

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Kirklees Image Archive
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My Yorkshire
A historical window on people's lives and experiences
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Patrick Bronte
His life and work in Dewsbury
Link:Yorkshire Visitor
Yorkshire Visitor
Yorkshire Tourist Board website.
Admission free.
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.

*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.

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