- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
With the recent reopening of the new and improved museum there are naturally a wealth of exciting new displays and activities for you and yours to enjoy - including atmospheric period reception rooms with sparkling chandeliers and renovated historic light fittings, plus a new Dining With The Butterfields display that will give you a glimpse into how this noble family would have wined and dined their important guests.
Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the rather spectacular mansion of local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield, a long standing point of focus for local history studies so an excellent chap on whom to write an extra credit report for school! The manor stands in amongst attractive hillside grounds with aviaries, green houses and a children's play area for playing at Lords and Ladies!
As well as learning more than ever about the Butterfield family, you'll be able to see the beautiful new display of costumes set against gorgeous hand painted murals, plus investigate all-new displays such as The Owls In Britain, which - as one might expect - looks at the various owls that can be found wild in Britain today!
The whole house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays to intrigue and delight including a glittering array of minerals, interesting local geology specimens and fossils (some of them huge!), plus mounted birds and local mammals, plus old dolls, toys and domestic items and a varying programme of temporary exhibitions too! Lovely!
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm Last admission 3.30pm Please be aware that the Park is being restored until 2017.