Bagshaw museum and Wilton Park

Bagshaw museum and Wilton Park

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Bagshaw museum and Wilton Park review

Set in the picturesque setting of Batley’s Wilton Park is the Bagshaw museum . The elaborate Gothic revival mansion was converted into a museum in 1911 by Walter Bagshaw. The house and grounds were auctioned in 1909 and sold to Batley Corporation for the princely sum of £5.

The collection has a dedicated Egyptology gallery including a replica mummy reconstructed from an authentic Egyptian death mask. It has a collection of Asian textiles, paintings and other antiques. You can make music in their African gallery and recreate a Victorian seaside day out. This room recreates the seabird cliffs at Bempton. You can have a go at Punch and Judy, tie sailor’s knots and write a postcard.

When you are done visiting the museum there are 36 acres of parkland and ancient woodland that you can explore. The park contains of a lake and formal gardens. Its facilities include bowling greens, tennis courts, a playground for young children and a paddling pool.

FAQ and Further Information Bagshaw museum and Wilton Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe in the park serving hot and cold food and drinks. There is a small refreshments area in the museum .

What are the main things to do?

museum with dedicated galleries plus a park with paddling pool, playground, lake, gardens and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, . The museum and park are free, to visit.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

The park is open all year round, some facilities are seasonal,. The museum is open at weekends 12:00-16:00. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the park. No information has been provided with regard to the museum .

Are they accessible?

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