Autumn and Winter opening hours start at Kirklees Museums & Galleries 2017

We don’t want to talk about it, but the nights are going to get darker, and summer will slowly come to an end. Which means our Museums & Galleries’ opening times will change too.

Our new timetables will run from the 2 September 2017, to 10 April 2018 – so it will cover most of the Autumn and Winter season.

Bagshaw Museum

Every week, Bagshaw will be open from 12noon – 4pm on Sat and Sun.

During school holidays Bagshaw will also open on Tues and Thurs in addition to normal opening hours.

Tolson Museum

Every week, Tolson will be open from 12noon – 4pm on Sat and Sun.

During school holidays Tolson will also open on Tues and Thurs in addition to normal opening hours.

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Every week, the Art Gallery will be open from 11am – 4pm Tues, Weds, Fri and Sat. It will be open later on a Thurs, from 11am – 7pm. The Art Gallery is closed on Sun and Mon.

Oakwell Hall

Every week, Oakwell will be open from 12noon – 4pm on Sat and Sun.

During school holidays Oakwell will also open on Tues and Thurs in addition to normal opening hours.

Changes from the 2 October 2017, Oakwell Visitor and Information Centre

From 2 October 2017, Oakwell Visitor and Information Centre will be open from 10am – 4pm on Weds, Thurs, Fri and Sun. It will be closed on Mon and Tues. Please note: visitors to the Country Park can still use the toilets in the courtyard between 10am to 4pm on these days.

Bank holidays and school holidays

There will be special opening times at all sites on some bank holidays and during the school holidays. Christmas and Easter opening times and events will be announced nearer the time.

More about our museums

Keep up to date on when the museums are open, before visiting, by checking the Kirklees Museums and Galleries Facebook page: or www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums

What have our councillors said?

Cllr Graham Turner, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services said:

“The new opening times for our museums reflect the need to concentrate our limited resources to when we have most visitors. In the autumn and winter we see fewer visitors during the week and as such it makes sense to reduce the days that the museums and Oakwell’s Visitor Centre are open to reflect demand. By continuing to look at footfall and make decisions based on when most people want to visit, we can concentrate our resources on delivering a service for the future and finding new ways to share our culture and history with local people and visitors. All our museums will continue to take pre-booked group visits when they are not open to the general public. Oakwell Hall will also remain available for weddings, ceremonies and filming opportunities as required.”

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