Huddersfield's history book!
A vivid and intriguing picture of the area and its people, from pre-history to present day, revealed through unique collections.
Fromm Roman finds to textiles, from birds to transport, Tolson is a treasure house of the fascinating, the curious and the amazing.

Opening times:
Due to Covid 19, Tolson museum is shut until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience. However, Ravensknowle Park remains open for you to safely use.

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Tolson Museum

Ravensknowle Park
Wakefield Road

Telephone: 01484 223 240

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

There will be lots going on at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield to keep children occupied over the Easter holidays. The museum in Ravensknowle Park on Wakefield Road will be running its popular annual Easter trail from Sat...

Tea &amp; Cake at Tolson Museum / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-28T00:00:00Z">Thu 28 Mar 2019</span>Tea & Cake at Tolson Museum / Thu 28 Mar 2019

Tolson Museum in Huddersfield is the ideal venue and starting point for a talk on local war memorials at the next Tea & Cake afternoon with the Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle on Wednesday, 10 April. The museum, in ...

Tolson Guided Tours / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-06T00:00:00Z">Wed 06 Mar 2019</span>Tolson Guided Tours / Wed 06 Mar 2019

Visitors can get an insight into the history of Tolson Museum in Huddersfield with free guided tours of the building on Sunday, 24 March. The tours of the museum in Ravensknowle Park on Wakefield Road tell the fascinat...

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&apos;A Woman&apos;s Work Is Never Done&apos; / <span >Tue 23 Jul 2019</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2022-12-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Dec 2022</span> <span>(3 years)</span>'A Woman's Work Is Never Done' / Tue 23 Jul 2019 to Sat 31 Dec 2022 (3 years)

Our new photographic exhibition explores the working lives of women from across West Yorkshire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. From rag sorters to bomb makers, discover the limitations placed on women's work an...

Junior Parkrun / <span >Sun 28 Apr 2019</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-03-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 Mar 2020</span> <span>(11 months)</span>Junior Parkrun / Sun 28 Apr 2019 to Tue 31 Mar 2020 (11 months)

Junior parkrun is a 2k run for children aged between 4 and 14. They are open to all, free and are safe and easy to take part in. Followed by refreshments in the Bowling Green Hut. For more information and to regist...

Heritage Open Days / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-09-15T00:00:00Z">Sun 15 Sep 2019</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Heritage Open Days / Sun 08 to Sun 15 Sep 2019 (1 week)

A number of heritage open days will be on throughout September, including: Motorbike Show Sunday 8 September 11am- 4pm Come and see a wide range of new, classic and heritage motorbikes on show in the park, plus st...

My Opportunities

Public Engagement Consultant / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-01T00:00:00Z">Mon 01 Jun 2020</span>Public Engagement Consultant / Mon 01 Jun 2020

Kirklees Museums and Galleries has been awarded National Lottery Heritage Funding for “Bringing out the Best: A bright new future for Kirklees Heritage”. The funding is part of the NLHF’s Resi...

Public Engagement Volunteers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Aug 2017</span>Public Engagement Volunteers / Thu 31 Aug 2017

Kirklees Museums and Galleries are now recruiting Public Engagement Volunteers. If you like connecting with people, and are interested in art or history this could be the role for you. Volunteering with Kirklees Museums ...

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Make a Balloon CarMake a Balloon Car

Have a go at making a wacky wind-powered car with Ronnie the Raven’s help. Ronnie was inspired by the cars at Tolson Museum. Fun paper crafts for kids age 5-7 and age 8-12 using ideas from our museums in Kirklees.

Egyptian gameEgyptian game

Step back in history at Bagshaw museum with Ronnie the Raven and Make and play a game invented by Ancient Egyptians. Fun paper crafts for kids age 5-7 and age 8-12 using ideas from our museums in Kirklees.

Dummy boardDummy board

Ronnie the Raven has flown to Oakwell Hall and found a curious dummy board. You can surprise your friends by making a fun cartoon dummy board with Ronnie. Fun paper crafts for kids age 5-7 and age 8-12 using ideas from...