Bagshaw Museum

Bagshaw Museum Bagshaw Museum

Founded by Walter Bagshaw at the beginning of the 20th Century, the museum was created to enable visitors to ‘See the world in a day’ and experience civilisations and cultures from around the world via its exciting expansive collection. Over a hundred years later, this award winning museum still fulfils that vision.

Permanent inspirational displays include 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery, The Tribal Cultures of Africa and the 'Spirit of South Asia' gallery in addition to two local history galleries.

Via the KS2 Learning Opportunities programme, the museum is one the few places in the north of England to provide children with the chance to handle and investigate real objects from ancient Egypt.

Special public events and family craft activities are held throughout the year.

A versatile purpose built classroom is also available for weekend hire and is suitable for meetings and craft activities.

Admission free.

Our Spring/Summer opening times are as follows:

1st April 2019 – 31 August 2019

Tuesdays to Thursdays 11am - 5pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12noon - 5pm

Access:
There is disabled parking, a disabled lift to allow interior access to the first floor and a fully accessible toilet.

View my website http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums

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Bagshaw Museum

Wilton Park
Batley
WF17 0AS

Telephone: 01924 324 765
Email: bagshaw.museum@kirklees.gov.uk
Website: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums

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Saturday Art Club / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-04-16T00:00:00Z">Tue 16 Apr 2019</span>Saturday Art Club / Tue 16 Apr 2019

Learn how to create a natural artist’s palette from leaves, flowers and soil and then use it to paint a unique artwork. That is the first of several techniques budding artists will learn at a new monthly Saturday Art ...

Bagshaw Guided Tours / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-28T00:00:00Z">Thu 28 Mar 2019</span>Bagshaw Guided Tours / Thu 28 Mar 2019

The regular tours of Bagshaw Museum in Batley continue on Sunday, 7 April. Tours starting at 1pm and 2.30pm will allow visitors to delve into the history of the stunning Gothic building and reveal fascinating facts abo...

Easter at Bagshaw / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-28T00:00:00Z">Thu 28 Mar 2019</span>Easter at Bagshaw / Thu 28 Mar 2019

Bagshaw Museum in Batley is celebrating Easter with fun crafts and an egg hunt. On Tuesday, 16 April, youngsters can get creative making Fabergé-style eggs, bunny collages and printing cards. There will be drop-in sessi...

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Egg Hunt / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-04-04T00:00:00Z">Sat 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-04-19T00:00:00Z">Sun 19 Apr 2020</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Egg Hunt / Sat 04 to Sun 19 Apr 2020 (2 weeks)

Follow our egg trail around the museum to earn a certificate and a prize. £1 per child. No booking required. All ages welcome.

Spring Crafts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-04-07T00:00:00Z">Tue 07 Apr 2020</span>Spring Crafts / Tue 07 Apr 2020

Make your own bunting with rabbits and eggs! Have a go at making hand print bunnies as well as other Spring time crafts. £3.50 per person. No booking required.

IWD - Intrepid Women: Inspiring Journeys / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-03-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Mar 2020</span>IWD - Intrepid Women: Inspiring Journeys / Sun 08 Mar 2020

Pack your bags, don your walking boots, tighten your corset and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, as we celebrate International Women's Day. Join the Victorian women who climbed the alps, trekked the Himalaya...

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Bagshaw MuseumBagshaw Museum

Founded by Walter Bagshaw at the beginning of the 20th Century, the museum was created to enable visitors to ‘See the world in a day’ and experience civilisations and cultures from around the world via its exciting expan...