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Bagshaw Museum

Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park
WF17 0AS

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Opening times

From 1 March to 31 October 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 with some facilities for people with disabilities but it may not be suitable for everybody. Please contact the group if you need further information.
Partially accessible toilet


Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park
WF17 0AS
Tel: 01924 326155
Fax: 01924 326164

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Admission free.
Visiting groups should book.

Normal opening:

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.

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 activcities.

Other permanent displays include: 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery where dramatic lighting effects help to recreate the interior of a tomb; the 'Gods, Divine Creatures and Mythical Beasts' gallery, showcasing beautiful decorative arts from India, China, Africa and Japan.

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.


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