Spring Gardens Lane,
West Yorkshire BD20 6LH
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 12 noon - 5pm Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, H I Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses, aviaries and a childrens play area.
The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, local rocks and fossils (including a 2m long fossil newt!), mounted birds and animals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass, old dolls, toys and domestic items and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
Learning activities and events take place throughout the year in the
Sight room. Groups of all kinds can be catered for, from schools to senior citizens, and activities can be tailored to your needs.
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Insight Learning and Education
Insight room at Cliffe Castle Museum offers a superb learning and educational resource for groups of all kinds interested in exploring Natural Sciences and the Creative Arts. It can provide:
- Enough seating and desk space for a large group and staff.
- Conference and meeting facilities.
- Hundreds of items from the collections that are easily available for handling, a highly interactive experience.
- A comprehensive range of materials for art and craft activities.
- A video microscope and opportunities for the use of ICT.
- A full time Education Officer who can provide expertise and facilitate learning and interpretation.