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:
Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
Closed Mondays except bank holidays
Closed Christmas day, Boxing day and Good Friday

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Cliffe Castle Museum is the former mansion of local mill owner Henry Isaac Butterfield and has a vast range of collections including the original mansion rooms, archaeology, working landscapes, natural history including bones, ancient Egyptian plus fossils, local geology and a vast range of minerals.  

There is also a working beehive, stained glass (including William Morris pieces), Keighley stories and a new 20th century costume gallery – please note these are on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs (no lift).

Contact Details:
Rebecca Dawson
Learning and Outreach Officer
Tel: 01535 618234

Learning Programmes:

Our taught workshop programme supports schools to deliver a broad, balanced and rich curriculum through a range of subjects, skills and SMSC

development – please see individual workshops for details. 

We have developed workshops and resources to support the new National Curriculum from September 2014.  To find out more about how Bradford Museums and Galleries can assist your school in delivering areas of the new curriculum please contact us.

- The Art & Science of Noticing: Keighley Explorer - KS1

- Living things & their habitats – Who’s coming to dinner? KS1

- The Art & Science of Noticing: Museum Timeline - KS2 

- Working Landscapes: Stone Age to Iron Age – KS2 

- Rocks & Fossils - KS2

- Ancient Egyptian Mummification - KS2

- Animals & Habitats - KS2

- Animal, Skeleton, Skull - KS2

- Belonging - KS2 & KS3

Rocks and fossils
Local geology
Local history
Ancient Egypt
Natural history, 

City of Bradford MDC

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Rocks at Cliffe Castle Museum

Rocks at Cliffe Castle Museum

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