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Bagshaw Museum

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Great place for a visit

Welcoming and very knowledgeable staff, free entry, and set in pleasant grounds that lead to Wilton... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hank819
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Richmond, United Kingdom
Great Gem of a place

A superb little piece of history, an amazing maze of rooms filled with historical displays and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark L
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Batley, United Kingdom
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Where else can you hear Shirley Bassey sing and come face to face with the ancient Egyptian dead? Explore the world and local history in this magnificent Victorian gothic mansion, set in 36 acres of stunning park and woodland.
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Woodlands Road | Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming and very knowledgeable staff, free entry, and set in pleasant grounds that lead to Wilton Park. A real mix of a museum with interesting displays about the history of Batley, world travels, Africa room, South Asia Room and Egyptian Room. It must be good...More

Thank Hank819
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your detailed review - we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb little piece of history, an amazing maze of rooms filled with historical displays and facts. An all wood house, well maintained and very friendly staff with s great cup of tea, free parking and a great park a few minutes away. Close to...More

Thank Mark L
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a regular visitor to Bagshaw museum with my nephew and his grandparents- it’s perfect because it’s safe, set in beautiful surroundings, a good amount of parking and lots to see and do. The little treasure hunt quizzes they’ve started doing for the kids are...More

Thank Warren A
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Pleased to hear your nephew enjoys doing the quizzes too!

Reviewed 22 July 2018

The staff provide informative talks and are full on information, the museum though small is packed with artifacts and history. Due to it's size and heritage, Bagshaw doesn't compare to larger city museums in Leeds or Manchester but it is definitely worth a visit. The...More

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Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Nice refurbished museum. A bit small but a good walk around and factual. Only open on weekends.Egyptian room is the highlight.

Thank sunflower2014
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are open weekends and Tues-Thurs in the local school holidays.

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

What a great day! The volunteers who put on this event did a great job and can’t thank them enough. The made the little museum and local woods in to a mini Hogwarts. With real owls, wand making, potion demo and character hunt in the...More

Thank AndrewB2567
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for your review - glad to hear you enjoyed the event.

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Friendly staff outdated displays. There seemed to be very little in the collection. More posters than artifacts. I allocated 2 hours to view and was out in 20 minutes!More

1  Thank Ian R
Emma C, other at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your kind comment about our friendly staff. However, we’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. Bagshaw Museum isn’t a large building but it has nine separate exhibition spaces and displays a wide range of wonderful objects from around...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

My four year old daughter always enjoys visiting this museum, in particular the Egyptian room. She has recently enjoyed completing the Halloween trail and Christmas Trail. Its also nice to warm up with a cup of tea after walking through the park.

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Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your review, it's nice to hear your daughter enjoys the trails and that you enjoy a nice cup of tea!

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great building with some fantastic heritage, but the displays don't appear to have changed in years. Which is a shame.

Thank MCAPAB
Emma C, Cultural Enagement Assistant at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review about our great building.

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived and they were expecting half the amount of children that turned up. They put us into one room with a lady who kept the children entertained with the embalming process. The children loved it. They made telephone calls where various people turned up...More

Thank Gillian S
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Officer at Bagshaw Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for your review. Apologies for the mix up over numbers, I'm glad they were able to sort out extra help and the visit was not affected. Hope you book again.

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