Enjoy a Mother’s Day Treat at Tolson Museum and Oakwell Hall

Tolson Museum and Oakwell Hall have some special plans for Mother’s Day on Sunday 11 March but you don’t have to be a mum to enjoy them!

What’s going on at Tolson Museum?

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At Tolson, there’s a whole afternoon of activities and The Friends of Tolson will be serving delicious Cream Teas from 1pm – 3.30pm in the picturesque Morning Room (£5 per head, booking advised).

At 2pm there will be a fascinating free illustrated talk by Catherine Hall called ‘Kirklees Museums – Female Connections’. Celebrate pioneering women and discover how the remarkable lives of several Victorian women intertwine with the histories of your local museums, including Tolson Museum’s Sarah Martha Beaumont who was an early strong animal rights supporter; Violet Bagshaw who travelled the world bringing objects back to Bagshaw Museum; and Charlotte Bronte whose visit to Oakwell Hall was inspiration for ‘Fieldhead’ in her classic novel ‘Shirley’.

The museums have a great team of Public Engagement Volunteers, join them to discover and handle historical objects used by women in the past. This fun interactive session will be suitable for all ages.

Opening times

The museum will be open from 12noon-4pm, to find out more or book your Cream Tea please contact Tolson Museum tel. 01484 223240.

What’s going on at Oakwell Hall?

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Another way to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, is with a trip to historic surroundings of Oakwell Hall in Birstall.

On Sunday, 11 March, afternoon creams teas will be on offer in the atmospheric Great Hall of the Elizabethan manor house.

And to add to the occasion, guests will be able to enjoy a themed talk. The cost is £6.50 for adults and £4 for children, including entry to the hall, cream tea and talk. Sittings will be between 12noon and 3pm. Places can be booked in advance by calling in to the Visitor Centre, at the top of Nova Lane, or by telephoning 01923 324761. Tickets can also be purchased on the day, subject to availability.

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