Oakwell Hall

Image of Elizabethan Manor House, Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall
Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley
WF17 9LG

Opening Times:

All Year

Mon-Fri 11.00-17.00

Sat- Sun 12.00-17.00

Small admission charge

1 Mar-31 Oct

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An Elizabethan manor house and over one hundred acres of country park provide a unique historic environment for a wide range of visits available to schools. Enjoying a long reputation for education services, Oakwell Hall has been awarded four successive Sandford Award for the quality of its educational provisions.

At the heart of the site is the Hall itself. Built in 1583, this Grade 1 listed building offers insights into sixteenth and seventeenth century life when it was home to the Batt family. Charlotte Brontë was a frequent visitor and featured it as ‘Fieldhead’ in her novel Shirley. The hundred acres of country parkland surrounding Oakwell Hall offer more educational opportunities, including formal gardens and a wildlife access garden. There are also way-marked nature trails, picnic areas and an adventure playground.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01924 326240

Learning Programmes:

Rich & Poor Tudors - Costume visit, Hall and Handling
Britain 1500-1750 - Hall and Handling
Life Processes & Living Things - Environmental Studies
Rocks and Soils 

There is a Faith Garden and Faith Trail there for booking by school groups in conjunction/partnership with the Faith Centres of Interfaith Kirklees (Schools)- see www.interfaithkirklees.org.uk

There is also a new leaflet for doing the garden and trail yourself before booking for a school visit.

Please email amanda.walker@kirklees.gov.uk at Oakwell for more info.

Elizabethan and Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Living
Nature Trails

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