Bagshaw Museum

Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Explore the World at Bagshaw Museum. A Victorian former mill owner's house set in 36 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, the museum is host to a wide range of unusual and exciting collections of collections from around the globe.

Once the home of George Sheard from 1875-1902, this Gothic house became a museum a hundred years ago in 1911 and was named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw. Where else could you hear a Shirley Bassey hit and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum is a very surprising and entertaining place!

Displays include: two Batley local history galleries including stories about iconic institutions such as Fox's Biscuits and Batley Variety Club; the 'Spirit of South Asia' gallery and a versatile temporary exhibition space that can also be used to host events and activities.

Other permanent displays include: 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery where dramatic lighting effects help to recreate the interior of an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Seaside Gallery evokes the spirit of a Victorian seaside holiday in Scarborough, complete with a Punch and Judy show.

We sell hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. Why not enjoy them outside while you play with our giant games?

Open weekends and local school holidays (Tues to Thurs) 12 noon to 4pm.


Type Price
Adult FREE
Child FREE

Opening Hours

Sun 12:00 17:00
Sat 12:00 17:00
Additional opening for Kirklees Half Term: October 26th, 27th, 28th 11am to 5pm (last entry 4.45pm) 11:00 17:00


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment


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