Museums, galleries and history

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All of our museums are currently closed to the public. We hope to open welcome you back soon, once restrictions ease and in line with the Council's roadmap, which, due to our staff being deployed to testing and vaccination centres, may differ from Government guidelines.

The Park at Oakwell Country Park is open. From Monday 12th April, the facilities are available as follows:

  • Visitor Centre Shop open 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Visitor Centre Car Park open 9am to 5pm daily.
  • Visitor Centre Toilets open 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Café open 10am to 4.30pm daily.
  • Bradford Road Car Park will remain open 24 hours per day.

Please note, The Hall remains closed to the Public until further notice.

Our activity will continue online. Please visit Kirklees Museums and Galleries Facebook and Kirklees Museums and Galleries Twitter for updates.

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Countryside, parks and open spaces

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our parks remain open for people to enjoy. Remember to stay safe and observe social distancing rules.

  • We are gradually re-opening our play and sports areas. Please don't use them until you see a sign to say they are open and how to use them safely.
  • No organised events or activities are taking place on Kirklees Council parks or recreation grounds. Please cancel your events.
Public toilets

Ensuring all toilets are COVID-safe before reopening to the public is a priority. We are working hard to reopen all toilets as soon as possible.

  • The public toilets in both Greenhead Park and Crow Nest Park will be opened on Monday 26th April with further parks to follow.
  • There is a separate schedule for bowling pavilions. They will be reopened on a rolling schedule from 17 May.

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Places to visit

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