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Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS, UK

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About Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

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 Hall2.21km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

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Ponderosa Zoo4.09km 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 Mills9.27km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

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National Coal Mining Museum for England9.55km 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.

The Tetley9.96km from Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.