Bank holiday fun with Kirklees museums

An oak panelled room with display cabinets and a modern reception desk

Looking for something to do with the family on August bank holiday? Why not take a trip to your local museum.

Tolson Museum from the outside - bank holiday.

Visiting a museum is a great way to avoid hours sitting in traffic, and you don’t need to worry about the weather.

Bagshaw Museum in Batley; Dewsbury Museum in Dewsbury; and Tolson Museum in Huddersfield are free to visit. They open from 12noon to 5pm on bank holiday Monday, 29 August. Each museum will be offering a variety of trails and outside games as well as exhibitions.

Bagshaw Museum is home to the ‘India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain’ photographic exhibition. This looks at the historical links between India and Britain.

At Dewsbury Museum visitors can see Dewsbury Art Group’s exhibition.

Tolson Museum is showing ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’, an exhibition by local students based on the museum’s collections and presented in cabinets with drawers to pull out and contents to discover.

Also open 12noon-5pm on Monday, 29 August, will be Oakwell Hall in  Birstall, which has an entry charge of £2.50 for adults, £1 per child and £6 for a family of two adults and up to four children.

There is no charge for enjoying the Oakwell Hall’s walled garden and roaming the 110-acre country park. The park has a network of paths and a large children’s play area. The Countryside Centre and Visitor Centre will also be open for shopping and refreshments.


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