Museums, galleries and history

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All of our museums are closed to the public. We hope to open welcome you back soon as it is safe to do so, once restrictions ease.

The Park at Oakwell Country Park will remain open however as many of our dedicated staff have been redeployed to assist with testing and vaccination, please note:

  • The Visitor Centre and Toilets are closed from now on until further notice.
  • Monday to Friday: The upper car parks and café closed. Café and car park to open during Kirklees half term week.
  • Saturday and Sunday: The upper car parks and café open.
  • Lower car park - remains open 24hrs per day.

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

Museums and galleries

Our museum collections

Learning and school visits

Support us

Countryside, parks and open spaces

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Play and sports areas

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.

Events and activities

No organised events or activities are taking place on Kirklees Council parks or recreation grounds. Please cancel your events.

Public rights of way

Reservations and ground bookings

Places to visit

Animals and conservation