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Cliffe Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cliffe Castle Museum and grounds showing the front tower, porte cochere and a large horse chestnut tree.
Spring Gardens Lane, 
West Yorkshire BD20 6LH

Opening/Meeting Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 12 noon - 5pm Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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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 InSight room. Groups of all kinds can be catered for, from schools to senior citizens, and activities can be tailored to your needs.

Contact Details:

telephone 01535 618234
fax 01535 610536

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Community Programmes:

Insight Learning and Education

The 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.

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