Oakwell Hall on Film

Oakwell Hall photo by BBC Drama

Oakwell Hall photo by BBC DramaOakwell Hall is featured in the BBC’s major new drama ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ which is due to be shown early in 2015.

It may not be instantly recognisable but the historic house was one of the main locations for the seven-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s historical fantasy novel.

Being taken over by a film crew is nothing new for Oakwell Hall – its list of credits includes ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister’ and ‘Lost in Austen’. It was the location for the 1921 film of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Shirley’ and has also featured in Simon Schama’s ‘History of Britain’ which was filmed by the BBC. So, to coincide with the screening of this latest drama, the public is being offered an insight into Oakwell’s starring roles with a series of special tours of the Elizabethan manor house.

The tours are being held on Saturdays 10th January, 7th February and 7th March. Visitors will learn how rooms were transformed, see props used during filming and view photographs taken during filming and showing the changes the house has had to undergo for the different productions it has hosted.

The tours take place from 2pm to 3pm and places must be booked in advance. The cost is £5 per adult and £2.50 per child, which includes entry to the Hall. For further information please contact Oakwell Hall.

For more info:

Email: oakwell.hall@kirklees.gov.uk
Tel. 01924 326240.

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