Live through history this weekend at Oakwell Hall

Oakwell Hall in Birstall goes back to its origins on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April when the English Civil War Society recreate life there in the 1640s.

What’s happening?

The Civil War Society will take over the Grade I listed manor house and its gardens to give visitors a glimpse of what life would have been like for the Batt family and servants living there in 1643, just before the Battle of Adwalton Moor that took place less than a mile away.

The living history event will feature military displays, including the firing of muskets, by the English Civil War Society’s ‘Colonel Robert Overton’s Regiment of Foote’.

When will the event run?

The event will run from 11am to 4pm each day. Admission will be £5 per adult and £2 per child, including entry to the Hall. The Hall will only be available to those attending the event.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are purchased on the day from the shop in the Visitor Centre Courtyard, next to the car park at the top of Nova Lane, Birstall.

This event has been funded by the Friends of Oakwell Hall who will be providing volunteer support over the weekend.

I want more information, how can I find out more?

For further information contact Oakwell Hall on 01924 324761.


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