From shoddy to the Woodlands House

Bagshaw Museum

If you ever wanted to have a sneak around the closed doors in a museum, and wondered what really happens at night then you can do both at Bagshaw Museum in Batley on Friday 10 November.

The museum is full of history from the local area and around the globe. Now there is an opportunity to discover the history behind the building itself.

What will you see?

On Friday evening, November 10, at 7pm there will be an out-of-hours tour that will reveal the fascinating life of the building that was built in 1875 as a family home.

‘From Shoddy to the Woodlands House’ reveals the story behind the Gothic house that was built by local mill owner and businessman George Sheard. The Woodlands, as the house was called, was set in 36 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, now known as Wilton Park.

The two-hour tour, will look at the Sheard family life in the house and explore areas of the building not usually seen by the public. It will also explain how the house came to be a museum that opened in 1911 and how it later got its name as Bagshaw Museum.

Places on the tour cost £3.50 per person and must be booked in advance.

How to book your place on the Bagshaw Museum Tour

To book or for further information contact Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS on 01924 324765.


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