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

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

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Bagshaw Museum

Wilton Park
WF17 0AS

Telephone: 01924 324 765

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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 severa...

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 hi...

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-styl...

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FoWP Butterfly House / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-04-18T00:00:00Z">Thu 18 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-10-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Oct 2019</span> <span>(6 months)</span>FoWP Butterfly House / Thu 18 Apr to Thu 31 Oct 2019 (6 months)

Fridays to Mondays until 31 October. 10am-4pm. Recently re-opened and run by the Friends of Wilton park. Why not call in and try you hand at becom...

Guided House Tour / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-15T00:00:00Z">Sun 15</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-09-16T00:00:00Z">Mon 16 Sep 2019</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Guided House Tour / Sun 15 to Mon 16 Sep 2019 (2 days)

Join our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour focusing on 'People Power'; the men and women who have shaped the history of Wilton Park and Bagshaw ...

Heritage Open Days / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-14T00:00:00Z">Sat 14</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-09-15T00:00:00Z">Sun 15 Sep 2019</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Heritage Open Days / Sat 14 to Sun 15 Sep 2019 (2 days)

Come and make crafts including pomanders, zoetropes' and embroidery samplers to celebrate our Victorian heritage. Saturday 14 September 12pm - 5pm...

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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 c...