A former mill owner's house set in 36 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, Bagshaw Museum opened in 1911.

Curator Walter Bagshaw was committed to the 'education of the people of Batley', and his vision was to bring science, nature and a sense of 'the world' to visitors through objects and exhibitions. Bagshaw's vision remains and the museum encourages people to discover life from Batley to Bangalore, uncovering the stories and objects that help reawaken the past and make this museum a special place to visit.

Bagshaw Museum

Wilton Park, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AS

01924 324765


Opening times

October to March

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 16:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 16:00pm only during Kirklees school holidays

April to August

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00am - 17:00pm

Bank Holidays: 11:00am - 17:00pm

Closed Mondays and Fridays (Except Bank Holidays)


Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 17:00pm

Exhibitions nearby

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