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Cliffe Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Cliffe Castle Museum and grounds showing the front tower, porte cochere and a large horse chestnut tree.
Spring Gardens Lane, 
West Yorkshire BD20 6LH

Opening Times:
Please see information below

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Cliffe Castle is closed until April 2013.

Why is this happening?
The museum is being closed to install new wiring, lighting and heating systems and to create a new mains sub station.

What will happen to the museum collections?
During the closure period staff will be moving and packing all the displays to enable work to take place.

Will the museum be very different when it re-opens?
We hope that you will find the museum to be a brighter, warmer place when we re-open. Some rooms like the Bracewell Smith Hall will be restored to their former glory and original features like the carved and gilded Hall chandelier will be restored and re-installed. All your favourite items like the creatures in the natural history gallery will be properly lit.

How can I keep up with what’s happening?
During the closure period we will post updates on our notice boards and on the website  You can also contact us on 01535 618231

Is the Park still open?
Yes the park will stay open to visitors though access down the main drive will be limited to facilitate the new substation in May. The park café will also be open.

When will the Museum re-open?
Spring 2013. Please use the website to confirm details nearer the time. We look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open.

Contact Details:
Caire Ackroyd, Head of Learning Bradford Museums
Tel: 01535 618231

Learning Programmes:

When the museum re-opens the InSight room at Cliffe Castle Museum offers a superb learning and educational resource for groups of all kinds interested in exploring Natural Sciences and the Creative Arts. It can provide:

  • Enough seating and desk space for a large group and staff.
  • Conference and meeting facilities.
  • Hundreds of items from the collections that are easily available for handling, a highly interactive experience.
  • A comprehensive range of materials for art and craft activities.
  • A video microscope and opportunities for the use of ICT.
  • A full time Education Officer who can provide expertise and facilitate learning and interpretation.

Rocks and fossils (including a 2m long fossil newt!)
Birds and animals
William Morris stained glass
Dolls and toys and domestic items

City of Bradford MDC

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