Guided Tours at Tolson Museum

There’s an opportunity to go behind the scenes at Tolson Museum, Huddersfield, in the next few months.

When are the tours?

Guided tours are being held on Sundays 20 May, 17 June and 15 July, when you will be able to go into areas not normally open to the public and learn more about the people who once lived and worked in the Victorian mansion in Ravensknowle Park on Wakefield Road.

Tours will take place at 1pm and 2.30pm on the specified dates and they will last approximately 40 minutes and are family friendly.

A bit of history about Tolson museum

Ravensknowle Hall, as it was called, was built in the late-1850s for a local textile baron, John Beaumont. Beaumont died in 1889 leaving the house to his daughter who sold it to a relative, Legh Tolson.

In 1919 Legh Tolson gave Ravensknowle Hall to Huddersfield Corporation to use as a museum in memory of his two nephews who died in World War I. It opened as a museum in May 1922.

More information

The tours are FREE and places can be booked on the day at the museum’s reception desk.

Further information is available by contacting Tolson Museum on 01484 223240.

Other opportunities for behind the scenes access

Similar guided tours are being held at Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, on Sundays 6 May, 3 June and 1 July, at 1pm and 2.30pm.


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