Bagshaw Museum

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Address:
Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS

Opening Times:

Open all year round

Monday to Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Please contact the  museum for full details



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Description:

The museum in Wilton Park, Batley, was opened to the Public in 1911 and named after its first Curator Walter Bagshaw. The Museum was created for the education
of local people, and to introduce them to civilisations and cultures from around the world. Nearly a hundred years later, this award-winning museum fulfils that vision still.

Bagshaw Museum represents one of the few places in the north of England offering educational programmes using real artefacts from
ancient Egypt and a recreated Egyptian tomb - an essential tool for bringing this distant civilisation to life. But Bagshaw has much more to offer. Exhibitions cover mythical beasts and Gods revered in Africa, Asia and the Americas. The South Asia gallery explores the culture of the people in that region. 
The Gothic design and decoration of Bagshaw Museum together with the recently installed local history displays and temporary exhibition area all add to the wonder of this remarkable place.

Our programme of special events continues throughout the year and provides a wide range of activities suited to all age groups.



Contact Details:
Tel: 01924 326155 01924 326155 bagshaw.museum@kirklees.gov.uk

Learning Programmes:
Ancient Egypt - Egyptian Archaeologist, Egyptian Mummification
Life Processes and Living Things - The Enchanted Forest

Specialisms:
History - Egyptology

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