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Bagshaw Museum was the house of a former Victorian mill owner, first opened as a museum in 1911 and named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw. The museum contains two local history galleries, a South Asia gallery, a temporary exhibition space, and, unusually for a local museum, an Egyptological gallery. The museum also holds a substantial collection of Asian textiles, including Japanese and Chinese pieces from the Hilditch collection, subsequent donations from private individuals.
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Oakwell Hall is a country house in the village of Birstall in the English administrative unit of West Yorkshire. The Elizabethan-style house is listed by English Heritage as a Grade I Historic Building. It is set in contemporary gardens surrounded by 45 hectares of landscaped grounds. The builder was John Batt.
4.09km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Ponderosa Zoo is a beautiful zoo that was created in 1991 by Maureen Cook with the aim to bridge the gap' between disabled and able-bodied people through the care of animals as a form of therapy. This beautiful Zoo is now home to over 120 animals from lemurs to reindeer. There is also so many other activities in and around this zoo.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
9.27km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Leeds Industrial Museum is a majestic museum which was housed inside Armley Mills, once the world’s biggest woolen mill. Here you can enjoy the experiences of the generations who worked here and see the magnificent Grade II listed historic building. Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing to printing, engineering, and locomotives, which the city was world-famous for.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
9.55km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.
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The Tetley is a contemporary art gallery in the art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery in central Leeds. The owners, Carlsberg-Tetley has ceased ale and beer production at the site in 2011, and most of the buildings on the land were razed and the site given over to a new housing development. The Tetley's opening exhibitions involved a number of artists responding to the history and space of the new building under the general title 'A New Reality'.
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Horton House, is a charming 18th-century plantation house. Built in 1787 by William Horton, the two-story farmhouse was designed with symmetrical architecture featuring Flemish bond brickwork. The home is much more than aesthetically pleasing - it is a national historic landmark and has served as an example of authentic southern plantation life for centuries. It is one of the most well preserved houses in the state, having been continuously occupied over the course of its long history.
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