Fancy a spot of star gazing and night time exploring?

Stars in sky, oakwell at night

Bagshaw Museum in Batley will be open outside normal hours on Thursday evening, 12 May, as part of the national Museums at Night scheme.

Stars in sky, oakwell at night

Museum’s at Night encourages UK museums, galleries and heritage sites throw open their doors after hours to showcase their collections in unexpected ways.

The museum in Wilton Park is planning atmospheric torchlight tours of the galleries to show off its treasures.

In keeping with the ‘Starry, Starry Night’ theme, there will be children’s crafts looking at stars, the solar system and constellations and a special trail through the museum.  In addition, the neighbouring observatory will be open for visitors to have a look at the evening skies through a telescope.

How to book a night at Bagshaw

The event is from 7pm to 9pm and costs £2 per adult and £1 per child. Places cab be booked by contacting Bagshaw Museum on 01924 324765.

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