Things to do

Steeped in the rich history of the Brontës, Luddites and Chartists the Spen Valley's woollen industry heritage is evident in the towns of Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike and Gomersal.

The architecture and landscape has inspired generations of artists. The Victorian Batley Art Gallery incorporates the clock from the old Market Hall; and the West Yorkshire Print Workshop is housed in a former Victorian Church School. Both showcase changing exhibitions of art old and new.

More heritage in North Kirklees:

  • Displaying classic buses the Dewsbury Bus Museum opens its doors for 3 event days each year.
  • Oakwell Hall with 100 acres of country park, picnic sites, playground and gift shop.
inside an old room at an old manor