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.

Oakwell Country Park will remain open. Both carparks and visitor toilets will also continue to stay open.

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

Explore the world at Bagshaw Museum! A Victorian former mill owner's house set in 36 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, the museum displays a wide range of unusual and exciting collections from around the globe.

Bagshaw Museum

About Bagshaw Museum

The museum is in Wilton Park, Batley.

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 activities.

Other permanent displays include 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery where dramatic lighting effects help to recreate the interior of a tomb, and a Victorian seaside gallery with a Punch and Judy show.

Ancient Egypt: the Kingdom of Osiris

Discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt.

Opening times and access

From shopping, eating and drinking to school trips and group trips, Bagshaw Museum has a lot on offer for its visitors. Find out the opening times and events they have on throughout the year.



Bagshaw shop is set in the Victorian gothic splendour of the stunning entrance hall and is a great place to find wonderful and curious treasures to buy.

Shopping highlights include a quirky range of Ancient Egyptian inspired items as well as a gorgeous display of sparkly and coloured gemstones and geodes from around the world.

There are stylish William Morris homewares which make beautiful gifts, as well as a unique artisan range of knitted tea cosies and bags, all handmade by 103 year old May Sanderson!

With a huge variety of pocket money toys for indoors or outdoors too there is something to keep everyone happy.

School visits

Bagshaw Museum has an excellent reputation for its education service and holds successive Sandford Heritage Education Awards for the quality of its educational provision.

Bagshaw specialises in visits related to its Egyptian gallery and is one of the few places in the north of England that offers children the opportunity to handle and investigate real objects from Ancient Egypt.

For bookings and more information, contact us on:

  • Phone 01924 324765
Group visits

Organised groups are very welcome although booking is essential.

Admission is free during normal opening hours and charges are applicable outside of the normal hours. Contact Bagshaw Museum to book.

Coach parking is available.


There is a free car park next to the museum.

Get involved

Make a donation

With your help, the unique heritage of the local area and collections of national and international significance will be preserved for you, your friends, children and grandchildren to enjoy and be inspired by in the future. Help us to secure the museum's future and we can:

  • bring exciting and diverse collections to life, making them accessible to everyone through exhibitions and events.
  • care for this Listed building and its fine collections.
  • purchase new collections.
  • contribute to local tourism and the regeneration of the surrounding area.
  • provide a welcoming space with high quality facilities for everyone to enjoy.

Contact Bagshaw Museum