Tel: (01274) 531163
Permanent exhibition of Bradford born David Hockney. Opening Times:Most, though not all, of the Mill is open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6.00pm. See website for more details. Admission and parking: Free.
ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM
Tel: (0113) 275 5821
Closed Mondays except bank holidays (10am – 5pm). Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm. Sat 12pm – 5pm. Sun 10am – 5pm. Last admission 4.30pm. Admission: Adult: £4.20, Conc: £3.40, Child: £2.10, Family: £8.80. LeedsCard discount.
ABBEYDALE INDUSTRIAL HAMLET
Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QW
Tel: (0114) 236 7731
A restored scythe works with water powered machinery. There is also an 18th century Crucible steel furnace. There are two furnished houses of the period 1786-1833. Parking, Public toilets and Refreshments available. Monday to Thursday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sunday 11.00 am to 4.45 pm (closed Friday and Saturday).
Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF
Tel: (0113) 263 7861
Previously the world’s largest woolen mill, but now Armley houses a collection portraying Leed’s industrial past. Observe a Victorian cottage and mill manager’s house, and experience a 1920’s cinema. Opening Times: Closed Mondays except bank holidays (10am – 5pm). Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm. Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Last admission 4pm. Admission: Adult: £3.30, Conc: £2.50, Child: £1.40, Family: £7.50. LeedsCard discount.
Wilton Park, Batley, West Yorkshire
Tel: (01924) 326155
Experience the glories of other continents from an Egyptian tomb to the tropical rain forests. Also examine the local history collections and the gothic decor of the house. Free admission.
Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road
Tel: (01422) 354823
This Renaissance style building houses a splendid costume and textile collection. It is also home to the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum. Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Free admission.
BATLEY ART GALLERY
Market Place, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DA
Tel: 01924 326021
A continuous series of exhibitions featuring painting, photography, craft and graphics. There is an emphasis on local and regional artists. Opening Times: Monday: 9.30am to 7pm; Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm; Wednesday: 9.30am to 7pm; Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm; Friday: 9.30am to 5pm; Saturday: 9am to 4pm; Sunday: closed.
Tel: (01262) 674353
This portrays the history of Bridlington through photographs and items of interest. Opening Times: Opens Monday to Friday each week, 11am-4pm. Admission: Adult £1, Children under 15 free.
BAYSGARTH HOUSE MUSEUM
Barton Upon Humber
Tel: 01652 637568
An 18th century manor house with superb period rooms and a splendid collection of 18th and 19th century English & Oriental pottery. Baysgarth cottage houses country craft displays and the stable block holds an industrial museum.
BEVERLEY ART GALLERY
Champney Road Beverley
Tel: (01482) 883903.
A interesting permanent collection including work by Fred Elwell. Also exhibitions of art and craft. Opening Times: Monday 9.30am – 5pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 8pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm, Thursday 9.30am – 8pm, Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4pm, Sunday Closed. Admission Free.
BECK ISLE MUSEUM OF RURAL LIFE
Bridge Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU
Tel: (01751) 473653
27 rooms contain collections from the Victorian age and there are also farm exhibits in the outbuildings. Opening Times: Daily from the end of March to the end of October. 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 4pm.
Meersbrook Park, Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9BE Tel: (0114) 255 7701
Superb examples of 17th century oak panelling can be found at this Tudor yeoman’s house. There are also displays portraying Sheffield in Tudor and Stuart times and a lively programme of events and exhibitions. Bishops’ House is open all year round, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Admission: Free
BLACK SHEEP BREWERY VISITORS CENTRE
Wellgarth, Masham, Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN
Tel: (01765) 689227 Fax: (01765) 689746
A traditional operating brewery with a delightful visitors facility. Opening Times: Sunday – Wednesday 10am til 5pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am til 11pm.
BOHUSLAV BARLOW GALLERY
58 Burnley Road, Patmos, Todmorden, OL14 5EY
Tel: (01706) 812442
Bohuslav Barlow’s contemporary paintings and drawings.
BONDVILLE MINIATURE VILLAGE
Sewerby Road, Sewerby
Tel: (01262) 401736. A magnificent model village comprising 1000 figures and 200 buildings within a one acre location. Open: 1 April to 30 September 2015. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission: Adults: £4.00. Children: £2.50. Concession: £3.00. Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £10.00.
Clarkehouse Road, Broomhall, S10 3LN
Tel: (0114) 267 1115
First opened in 1836, the gardens have a wide variety of trees and shrubs. See website for opening times.
BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 5EA
Tel: (01274) 584140
The centre holds displays on local history, geology and nature. There is also a wildlife garden, classroom, some equipment and guided walks. Parking, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL & HORSES AT WORK MUSEUM
Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire,
BD2 3HP Tel: (01274) 631756
A Victorian working mill with historic textile machinery, engines, transport gallery, millowner’s house and back-to-back worker’s cottages. Shire horse demonstrations twice daily. Also the ‘Horsepower’ gallery and Textile Machinery and Motive Power gallery. Steam operated machines run each Wednesday. Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 4pm. Admission: Free. Parking, Public toilets and facilities for the disabled available.
BRIDLINGTON HARBOUR MUSEUM & AQUARIUM
Tel: (01262) 670148
The North Sea Fish Aquarium as well as artefacts and bric-a-brac. Phone for details on admission.
BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM
Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire,
BD22 8DR Tel: (01535) 642323 Fax: (01535) 647131
The family home of Charlotte, Anne, Emily and Branwell displays their books, pictures and personal treasures.
The Museum and Shop are open daily as follows:
1 April to 31 October: 10am – 5.30pm
1 November to 31 March: 10am – 5pm
1 January: 12noon – 5pm
Child: £3.75 (under 5s free)
Family ticket: £18.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
CALDERDALE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
Central Works, Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire,
HX1 0QG Tel: (01422) 358087
Experience 150 years of living and working in the Pennines including specifically the sights, sounds and smells of Halifax. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire,YO22 4BE
Tel: (01947) 601900 Fax: (01947) 601900
The harbour house once inhabited by Captain James Cook now celebrates his life and work. A few of the rooms remain as he knew them, and you can view artefacts, displays and models. Opening Times:
14 February to 27 March – daily 11:00 – 15:00
28 March to 1 November – daily 09:45 – 17:00
Senior Citizen £4.30
Adult Group 10+ £4.00 per person (pre-booked)
School Group 10+ £3.00 per child (pre-booked)
Accompanying teachers and coach drivers free
CAPTAIN COOK’S SCHOOLROOM MUSEUM
101 High Street, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, TS9 6NB
Tel: (01642) 315789
The building which houses the museum was formerly a poor house and charity school where Captain Cook was educated. The museum displays items pertinent to Cook and also an exhibition which portrays life in Great Ayton as Captain Cook would have known it. Opening Times: 1st April – 31st October 1.00pm – 4.00pm daily; July & August 11.00am – 4.00pm daily. ADMISSION: FREE.
CARTWRIGHT HALL ART GALLERY
Lister Park, Bradford, West yorkshire, BD9 4NS
Tel: (01274) 493313
Containing important collections of 19th and 20th century British art as well as the Transcultural gallery which houses silver, costume, textiles and caligraphy. Also a programme of temporary exhibitions. Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 4pm. Admission: free. Public toilets and facilities for the disabled available.
Nr Almondbury, Huddersfield
An influential Iron Age fort with outstanding views. Celebrated for its Jubilee Tower.
CASTLEFORD MUSEUM ROOM
Castleford Library, Carlton Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 1BQ Tel: (01977) 722085
Castleford Museum is in Castleford Library in the centre of this lively market town. The displays include a wealth on information on life in Victorian Castleford. Educational resource material is available for pre-booked groups.
Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
Tel: (01535) 618231
The history of the Aire valley is depicted at Cliffe castle. Displays illustrate natural history especially focusing upon geology. Opening Times: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 4pm. Last admission 3.30pm. Parking and Public toilets available.
CLIFTON PARK MUSEUM
Clifton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AA
Tel: (01709) 382121 ex3635 Fax: (01709) 823631
This 18th century mansion surrounded by parkland displays period furniture, portraits, ceramics and glass. The collection of Rockingham pottery and porcelain is internationally renowned. There are also regular temporary exhibitions.
Monday to Friday – 10am to 5pm
Saturday – 9:30am to 5pm
Sunday – 1.30pm to 4.30pm (April to end of October), Closed (November to end of March)
COLNE VALLEY MUSEUM
Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield
Tel: (01484) 659762
Once three 19th century weavers’ cottages, but now home to Colne Valley Museum. The restored period rooms portray the life and work of the 19th century. Opening Times: Saturdays, Sundays 2-5pm. Admission: £1.60 adults, 80p Children. Shop and Refreshments available.
Church Street, Barnsley. Tel: (01226) 242905
Houses a fine permanent collection as well as contemporary exhibitions, workshops and theatre performances. Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday – Closed.
Town Hall, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AH
Tel: (01756) 706407 Fax: (01756) 706412
Inside Skipton Town Hall is this museum which holds magnificent collections focusing upon archaeology, geology, and social history. Opening Times: April – September (inclusive) Mondays – Saturdays 10.00 – 4.00, Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. October – March (inclusive) Monday – Friday 12.00 – 4.00, Saturday 10.00 – 4.00, Closed Tuesdays and Sundays
CRUCKLEY ANIMAL FARM
Tel: (01262) 488337
A 60 acre open farm with a variety of farm animals. Opening Times:DAILY Sat 4th April to Sun 20th September 10.30am – 5.00pm. Then weekends only until the end of October PLUS DAILY during last week of October. Admission: Adults £3.95, Senior Citizen £3.50, Child £3.50.
DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT
Fascinating museum telling the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Events, exhibitions and demonstrations. Also National Park and Tourist Information Centre. Open 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas). Adults £3, Concessions £2
CHILDREN VISIT FREE
DEAN CLOUGH GALLERIES
Halifax, Tel: (01422) 250250
The galleries show a wide range of contemporary art and design particularly by Northern artists. It is also home to the Henry Moore Studio which presents the work of internationally renowned artists.
DONCASTER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY/ KOYLI MUSEUM
Tel: (01302) 734293
Containing collections of archaeology, geology, ceramics and the regimental museum of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Opening Times:Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm . Admission: Free. Facilities for the Disabled available.
EARBY MINING MUSEUM
Next to the road from Skipton to Colne via Thornton-in-Craven is the location of this museum. It focuses upon the lead mining industry prominent at Cononley in the Yorkshire Dales.The Museum is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Including Bank Holidays 11.00am to 5.00pm. Admission: Adult £2.50, Seniors £2.00, Child £1.00, Family £6.00.
THE EARTH CENTRE
Close to Conisbrough Castle this museum combines the themes of sustainability and the natural environment. Opening Times: All year Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm.
EDEN CAMP MODERN HISTORY THEME MUSEUM
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 0SD
Tel: (01653) 697777 Fax: (01653) 698243
Be transported back to wartime Britain at Eden Camp. A brilliant day out for all the family. Yorkshire Tourist Board White Rose Award Winner 1992,1995 and 1996. Opening Times: 10am-5pm 7 days a week until 23 December. Admission: Adult £5.00, Child/Disabled/OAP £4.00. Parking, Refreshment, Public Toilets and facilities for the disabled available. Dogs on leads allowed.
ELSECAR HERITAGE CENTRE
Elsecar Workshops, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 8HJ
Tel: (01226) 740203 Fax: (01226) 350239
The science and heritage workshops include something for everyone from the steam railway to the interactive Powerhouse science centre.
EUREKA! THE MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2NE
Tel: (01422) 330069 Fax: (01422) 330275
This interactive museum is designed specifically for children between 3 and 12 years old. It focuses upon the employment of the senses and imagination in order to stimulate learning. Opening Times: Daily 10am-5pm. Admission: Adults: £7.25 each, Children age 3+: £7.25 each, Toddlers age 1-2: £2.25 each, Babies age 0-11: months free.
FERENS ART GALLERY
Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA
Tel: (01482) 613902
This gallery contains both contemporary and historical exhibitions as well as many events and educational activities. There are also displays of the newest in Performance art. Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1.30-4.30pm. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
8-10 Queen Street, Filey, YO14 9HB
Filey’s past and present is recorded nicely in the oldest domestic building in the town. The museum focuses upon Filey’s role as a fishing port and a holiday resort. Opening Times: Open from Good Friday to the last Sunday of October. Sunday to Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Admission: Adults £2.50, Children under 16 £1.00, Children under 5 free.
101-109 West Bar, Sheffield S3 8PT
Tel: (0114) 249 1999
Vehicles, equipment and uniforms are displayed to illustrate firefighting around the world. South Yorkshire’s Police collection is also housed here. Opening Times: Sunday 11am-5pm and Bank Holidays, Other times by prior arrangement only. Admission: Adults £4, Children £3, Family £11. Parking, Refreshments and Shop available.
Chesham Building, University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford
Tel: (01274) 235495
Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Closed Saturday, Sunday & University Holidays. Admission: Free.
Cemetery Road, Sharrows, Sheffield S11 8FQ
Tel: (0114) 255 6092
The cemetry was opened in 1836 as a burial site for Sheffield’s non-conformists. Samuel Worth designed its buildings and landscaping. The social and political life of Sheffield is perfectly illustrated by its variety of 19th and 20th century monuments. Opening Times: Daily with guided tours the first Sunday of each month. Admission: Free.
Thompsons Yard, Westgate, Wakefield
Tel: (01924) 255047
George Gissing was born here and the centre now houses displays and memorabilia connected to Gissing and Wakefield’s literary life. Opening Times: April-October Saturday 2-4.30pm. At other times by appointment. Admission: Free.
GOOLE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Tel: (01405) 768963
A changing programme of exhibitions, but a central focus upon the history of the Goole area. Opening Times: Monday: 2-5, Tuesday – Friday: 10-5, Saturday: 9-1. Admission: Free
GRAVES ART GALLERY
Surrey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1XZ
Tel: (0114) 278 2600
Opened in 1934 the Graves Art Gallery is housed within the city library. It focuses upon British and European paintings from the 16th century to the present day. Also the Grice Collection of Chinese Ivories is on permanent display. Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Open bank holidays Mondays. Public toilets, Refreshments and Facilities for the disabled available. Admission: Free.
GREATER ELLAND HISTORY ROOM
The Greater Elland Historical Society organises this local history exhibition. Opening Times: March to September between 2:00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. or by arrangement.
GREENWICH MERIDIAN LINE
Marine Embankment, Cleethorpes.
The Greenwich Meridian which was established in 1884 is marked by a plate in the pathway. It is the world’s prime meridian for a longitude of time.
GREEN HOWARDS MUSEUM
Trinity Church Square, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QN, Tel: (01748) 822133. www.greenhowards.org.uk
This 12th century church holds displays which portray over 300 years of military history. An audio guide, video and resource centre are also available. Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm. Admission: Adult 3.50, OAPs/Richmond Residents £3.00.
Tel: (01482) 392776
An 18th century magistrates court and returning room. Opening Times: Fridays only, 10am – 4pm. Admission: Free
HARLOW CARR MUSEUM OF GARDENING
Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
Tel: (01423) 565418
The Northern Horticultural Society houses a small museum specialising in old garden implements, materials and publications. Come and learn about the history of gardening. Opening Times: March to October: Daily 9.30am – 6.00pm. Last admission one hour before closing. November to February: Daily 9.30am – 4.00pm. Last admission one hour before closing. Admission: Adult £7.00; Student £3.00; Child (6-16 yrs) £2.50; Child (under 6yrs) Free.. Parking and Public toilets available.
THE HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE
74 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
Tel: (0113) 234 3158
A selection of early Victorian merchant’s offices and warehouses has been converted into a building for the exhibition, study and promotion of sculpture. The building itself has won several architectural awards. Opening Times: Daily 10am-5.30pm. 9pm on Wednesday. Closed Bank Holidays. Public toilets available.
HEPTONSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL MUSEUM
Heptonstall, Nr Hebden Bridge
Tel: Robert Goulding (01484) 719222
A 17th century stone school containing original furniture and items of local domestic, historic and agricultural interest. Opening Times: Weekends and Bank Holidays1-5pm. Admission: Adult £1, Children 50p .
Heptonstall, Nr Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Tel: (01422) 843738
This museum illustrates the history of the people of Heptonstall and the local area. Phone for opening times & admission details.
Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre, Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB
Tel: (01924) 303980
Incorporating The Heronry, the Discovery centre, Fishing, Walks and Trails and Wildlife Watching. Opening Times: 1st April – 31st October, Tuesday to Sunday – 11.00am – 4.00pm. Closed Mondays. 1st November – 31st March, Tuesday to Sunday – 10.30am – 3.30pm. Closed Mondays.
11 Newbegin, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB
Tel: (01964) 533443
Victorian life and local history is realistically portrayed in this farmhouse with its outbuildings and garden. Craft days are also held here on Thursdays in mid-July and September. Opening Times: 4th April to 1st October as follows: Weekdays 11am – 5pm : (closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays) Sundays 2pm. – 5pm. Public toilets and facilities for the disabled available. Admission: Adult £2.50, Senior Citizens £2.00, Child £2.00, Family Ticket £7.50, Children under 5 Free.
HORSFORTH VILLAGE MUSEUM
The Green, Horsforth, West Yorkshire, LS18 5JB.
Once called the largest village in England Horsforth has managed to maintain some of its village ethos. The museum attempts to examine and promote the heritage and atmosphere of Horsforth. Opening Times: Last Saturday in March to the end of December – Saturday: 10.am to 4.00pm Sunday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
HUDDERSFIELD ART GALLERY
Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SU.
An exciting visual art programme combined with a dynamic range of educational activities makes Huddersfield Art Gallery the place to go. Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Parking, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
HULL & EAST RIDING MUSEUM
36 High Street, Old Town, Hull, HU1 1NQ
Tel: (01482) 613902
This popular new museum reveals 235 million years of history from prehistory to the dark ages. Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1.30-4.30pm. Admission: Free. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
ILKLEY TOY MUSEUM
Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9HR
Tel: 01943 603855 Fax: 01943 602043
The many exhibits feature dolls, dolls houses, teddy bears, tin plate toys, lead figures and a selection of games together with wooden and paper toys. Dating from 350BC to the present day the exhibits include this 1940’s English working model fairground.
Opening times: Saturdays ans Sundays10.00am – 4.00pm
Note: Winter and Summer weekday opening times vary.
Please ring for up to date information. Groups by appointment.
Admission: Adult £3.00 Child (5-16 years) £2.00 Under 5’s free, Family ticket £8.00 (2 Adults & up to 3 children)
JERUSALEM FARM & EDUCATION CENTRE
Tel: (01422) 393208
Woodland, riverside, Lakeside Walks, Orienteering, Picnic areas, Children’s play area and Limited parking.
Opening hours: Car parks open from 8.30am until dusk
JORVIK VIKING CENTRE
Coppergate, York, YO1 1NT
Tel: (01904) 643211
Travel back in time and experience the Viking city of York with its crowded market, small houses and bustling wharfside, but beware of the smell! Opening Times: 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Admission: Adult £8.50
Senior / Student £7.00, Child £6.00, Family x 4 £26.00 Family x 5 £29.00. Refreshments, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
JUST FOR KIDS
99 John Street, Sheffield S2 4QX, Tel: (0114) 279 7671. A children’s Heaven to be located at this indoor fun centre with rollerblading, bouncy castle, tube slide and a large toddlers’ play area. Refreshments available. Opening Times: Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-7.30pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6.30pm. Admission: Adults Free, Children under 4 years £2.25, over 4 years £3.30.
KELHAM ISLAND MUSEUM
Alma Street, off Corporation Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY
Tel: (0114) 272 2106 Fax: (0114) 275 7847
The story of Sheffield is displayed at the Kelham Island Museum with many attractions; such as ‘The Melting Shop’ and ‘The Energy Zone’. Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4.45pm. Closed Friday and Saturday. Admission: FREE admission during Sheffield school holidays. Prices at other times are: Adult £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children (accompanied by adult) free
Imphal Barracks, Fulford Road, York, YO1 4AU
Tel: (01904) 662381/662427
Reopened in 1992 this museum contains a collection of items donated by Second Infantry Division who fought at the battle of Kohima in 1944. Opening Times: Open normally only on Thursday mornings, the Museum can be visited by appointment by contacting the Curator:
LAND FARM GARDEN & GALLERY
Tel: (01422) 842260
A woodland garden developed by the owner over 30 years. An art gallery is also attached to the house. Opening Times: Open May-end of Aug, weekends and Bank Hol Mon, 1000-1700. Admission: Adults: £3-4 Children: Free.
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE EXHIBITION
Holmfirth, Tel: (01484) 681408
Containing memorabilia and photographs of the popular and long-running TV series. Open: April to October weekdays from 11am last entry 4.00pm. April to October weekends from 10am last entry 4.30pm
LEEDS CITY ART GALLERY
The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
Tel: (0113) 247 8248
This fantastic gallery focuses primarily upon painting, such as Holman, Hunt and Lowry, and sculpture whilst also combining a constantly changing contemporary art exhibition. Opening Times: Closed on Bank Holidays. Mon – Tues 10am – 8pm. Wed 12pm – 8pm. Thurs – Sat 10am – 5pm. Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Admission: Free. Cafe and Gift shop available.
LEEDS CITY MUSEUM
The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
Tel: (0113) 247 8275
At Leeds City Museum you can examine the world in one day. Investigate meteorites that were formed at the time of the big bang, learn about the human race and its history and explore the multicultural Gallery. Opening Times: Closed Mondays except bank holidays (11am – 4pm). Tue, We, Fri 11am – 6pm. Thurs 11am – 8pm. Sat and Sun 11am – 5pm. . Admission: Free. Shop, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
LEEDS UNIVERSITY GALLERY AND STUDIO THEATRE
City Campus, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 3HE
Gallery: Tel (0113) 283 3130 Theatre (0113) 283 5998
A major contemporary art venue exhibiting local, national and international artists. Opening Times: Please telephone for accurate details. Parking and Facilities for the disabled.
Town Hall, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 0LT
Tel: (01653) 695136
Local excavations have provided many artefacts and its Roman Collection is superb. There are annual temporary exhibitions and an activity area. Opening Times: From mid March to the end of October the museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. From November to mid March the museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:30am and 3:00pm Admission: Adult £1.50, Concession £1, Family £4.
MANOR HEATH PARK & GARDENS
Skircoat Moor, Halifax
Tel: (01422) 365631
Uncover a tropical oasis with fly-catching plants, beautiful water lilies and butterflies. Experience the sounds and sights of the jungle. Open: Summer 10 am to 4:30 pm
Winter 10 am to 4 pm
MANOR HOUSE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
Tel: (01943) 600066
This 16th & 17th century building is on the site of a Roman fort. There are many exhibitions and a programme of workshops. Opening Times: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Public toilets available.
MERCER ART GALLERY
Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SA
Tel: (01423) 556188
A new exhibition gallery with regularly changing shows. The Gallery also houses the Kent Collection of Antiquities. Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
MILL BANK STUDIO
Corner Cottage, Lower Mill Bank Road, Mill Bank
Tel: (01422) 823424
Original paintings of local scenery in gouache, watercolour and mixed media.
Harbourside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PG
Tel: (01723) 373155
Experience time travel and explore the history of Scarborough from the Viking settlement of Skarthaborg to Scarborough fair. Opening Times: High Season: daily 10.00-22.00, Low Season: weekends only 10.00-16.00.
Fulneck, Fartown, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8NT
Tel: (0113) 257 5474
The history of the local Moravian settlement as well as a unique collection of the world-wide Moravian church are exhibited here. Opening Times: 21 March-31 October
Wed Sat 1400-1630.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming incorporating Danelaw Centre for Living History and Derwent Valley Light Railway.
Murton, York YO10 5UF (T): (01904) 489966 (E) firstname.lastname@example.org
This 16 acre site tells the story of Yorkshire’s agricultural past with popular livestock and machinery displays. Also on-site is the Danelaw Centre for Living History, and the Derwent Valley Light Railway which is in operation on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between Easter and October. See website for up to date information.
Opening Times: April – October Daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £4 (under 3s are free), Family Ticket £16 (includes 2 Adults & 2 Children), Parking, Toilets, Refreshments, Baby Changing and Disabled facilities available. www.yorkshiremuseumoffarming.co.uk
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION
Parkinson Court, The University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT. Tel: (0113) 233 4665
A small, but fascinating exhibition on the history of education. Featuring children’s work from samplers to school books. There are also displays of school furniture and science teaching equipment.
MUSEUM OF SOUTH YORKSHIRE LIFE
Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7TU. Tel/Fax: (01302) 782342
The museum with its special exhibitions and activities portrays the daily life of local people over the last 200 years. Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm. Charged Parking, Public toilets and refreshments available.
MUSEUMS OF VICTORIAN REED ORGANS AND HARMONIUM
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3LA
Tel: (01274) 585601, after 5pm. Phone for details.
NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM FOR ENGLAND
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH. Tel: (01924) 848806
This award winning museum includes a guided tour 140 metres below ground, display on the life and work of miners and a nature trail. Opening Times: Open seven days a week 10am-5pm. Closed 24/25/26 December & 1 January. Admission free of charge. Parking, Refreshments, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available. Dogs on leads allowed, but not below ground.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND TELEVISION
Pictureville, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ
Tel: 0870 7010200
Founded in 1983, the National Museum of Photography, film & Television quickly became the most visited national museum outside London, attracting approximately 750,000 visitors each year. Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 (closed Mondays).
Visit www.nmpft.org.uk for more details.
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Leeman Road, York. Tel: (01904) 621261
Experience the railway revolution and observe a comprehensive collection of engines, royal carriages and trains. Opening Times: 10am to 6pm Seven days a week. Closed 24, 25 and 26 December. Free admission except for certain special events when charges may apply (see NRM website). Parking, Refreshments, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available. Guide dogs only allowed. www.nrm.org.uk
Council Offices, King Street, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LE
Tel: (01423) 711225
Eleven rooms portraying the life of the Dales. Comprehensive displays and two new rooms. Winner of a National Heritage Museum of the Year Award 1990. Opening Times: Easter to October 31st, Daily 1.30pm to 4.30pm, August and Bank Holidays, Daily 10.30am to 4.30pm, November 1st to Easter, Saturdays & Sundays only 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Admission: Adults: £2, Concession: £1, Accompanied Children: Free. Parking and Public toilets available.
OLD COURT HOUSE MUSEUM & KNARESBOROUGH CASTLE
Castle Grounds, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8AS
Tel: (01423) 556188
The building, in part, dates back to the 14th century. Displays portray the history of Knaresborough, and original 17th century furnishings are exhibited. Opening Times: Easter-September 30 Daily 1030-1700, Closed: November – Easter. Admission: Adult £2.50, Concessions £1.50 Family £6.50 (2+2).
PLANET EARTH CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASTRONOMY
Swallows Barn, Bacup Road, Todmorden
Tel: Linda Simonian (01706) 816964
Planetarium shows, Astronomy courses, Calendar of the night sky, Visiting speakers.
Salter Row, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1BA
Tel: (01977) 722741 Fax: (01977) 722742 Minicom: (01924) 305769 An Art Nouveau building with displays on the history of Pontefract, the Royal Castle and the Priory of St John. Also lively and alternating temporary exhibitions. Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm Closed Sunday. Admission: Free. Public toilets available.
PRISM CITY FARM
PRISM City Farm is a community, environmental and educational project which offers young people aged 12-21 the opportunity to manage the day-to-day running of an inner city farm.
REAL AEROPLANE CO LTD, The Aerodome, Breighton
Tel: (01757) 289065
40 vintage aircrafts and occasional flying displays. Phone for event and admission details.
ROYAL DRAGOONS REGIMENTAL MUSEUM
3 Tower Street, York, YO1 1SB
Tel: (01904) 662790
The history of the Royal Dragoon Guards and The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire is traced at this museum. Incorporating uniforms, weapons and medals the history of the British Army over 300 years is brought to life. Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Closed Sundays. Admission: Adult £2, Concessions £1. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
RENISHAW MUSEUM & GARDENS
Renishaw, Sheffield. Tel: (01777) 860 755
Renishaw hall has beautiful Italian gardens and a wooded park. It is open to visitors as well as a nature trail, the Sitwell family museum, an art gallery, a sculpture display and a cafe. It is open to group tours by special arrangement only. Opening Times: Easter to Mid september Thursday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Open Bank Holidays. Admission: Adults £5, Concessions £4.20, Children under 10 – Free, Car Parking £1, Season ticket £25.
Ryders Wynd, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JA
Tel: (01748) 825611
Richmond and Richmondshire’s history, traditions and culture are explored here with exhibits and Victorian domestic displays. Opening Times: April-October 10.30am-4pm. Admission: Phone for details.
RIPON PRISON & POLICE MUSEUM
St Marygate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LX
Tel: (01765) 690799/903006
The heritage of law and order is traced and local exmaples are provided. The ground floor focuses upon the development of the Police force and the nine cells upon punishment and prison conditions.
RIPON WORKHOUSE MUSEUM
Museum of Yorkshire Poor Law, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon
Tel: (01765) 603006/690799
Housed in the restored vagrants’ ward of the Victorian Ripon Union Workhouse the museum displays the treatment and living conditions of poorhouse inmates.
Opening times for both museums
1pm -4pm daily except February half-term: Sat 14th February – Sun 22nd February, Easter holiday: Sat 4 April – Sun 19 April, Spring half-term: Sat 23rd May – Sun 31st May, Summer holiday: Sat 18th July – Mon 31st August, Autumn half-term: Sat 24th October – Sat 31st October when it is open 10am-4pm. Admission: Adult £3.50, Concession £3, Children £1.50.
ROCKY ENGINE HOUSE & FURNACE
This blast furnace dates back to 1652 and the engine house was constructed in 1812. Both are near Worsborough country park.
ROTHERHAM ART GALLERY
Central Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1JH
Tel: (01709) 382121 ex3624
A continuous programme of temporary exhibitions focusing upon a wide range of visual arts and historical subjects. Opening Times: Mon-Sat 0900-1700.
Museum Terrace, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN
Tel: (01723) 374839
A Georgian museum with original gallery and moving stage. The West wing houses finds from Star Carr whilst the East wing is a temporary exhibition area. Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm. Admission: Day Ticket £4.50, Under 18’s – Free, Annual Season Ticket £8.
ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT Tel: 08700 344 344
Observe thrilling demonstrations and displays of jousting and falconry as well as various exhibits. Opening Tines: Daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Mondays November to March except school holidays. Open from 10am to 5pm. Admission: Free (some events may charge). Pay & display parking, Refreshment, Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
ROYAL PUMP ROOM MUSEUM, Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY Tel: (01423) 556188
The museum portrays the Harrogate’s development as a leading Spa town as well as life in Victorian Harrogate. Opening Times:Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 2 to 5pm. Admission: Adult Adult £3.20, Child £1.80, Concessions £2.20, Family £8.50
RUSKIN GALLERY, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JE. Tel: (0114) 273 5299
The collection of “The Guild of St George” is housed at this gallery which was founded by John Ruskin. Paintings, Watercolours, Minerals, Medieval Manuscripts and a fine library can also be found here. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Public toilets available.
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM
Hutton-Le-Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
Tel: (01751) 417367
Yorkshire’s leading open air museum. Over 20 historic buildings, traditional crafts, local history and period shops portray over 2,000 years of life in and around the North York Moors. Award-winning museum. Opening Times: Daily mid-January to mid-December, 10am to 5.30pm (4:30pm in winter season), last admission 4.30pm (3:30pm in winter). Admission: Adult £7, Concessions £6.50, Children £6, Family £22.50. Under 4s go free.
SALTAIRE STUDIES CENTRE
Shipley College Exhibition Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JW Tel: Librarian on (01274) 757226.
For talks, tours and the Salt family collection.
SCARBOROUGH ART GALLERY
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
Tel: (01723) 374753
A fine art collection featuring work by Northern artists as well as the Laughton Collection. Lively exhibition programme with a major exhibition of H.B Carter autumn 1998. Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm. Public toilets and Refreshments available.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TRANSPORT MUSEUM
Tinsley Tram Sheds, Sheffield Road, S9 2FY
Tel: (0114) 255 3010
There are many types of buses and other transport related exhibits. It also houses the layout of the Tinsley Model Railway Society. Opening Times: Weekends 10am to 4pm. Admission: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2, Family Ticket £8 (2 adults and 2 children).
SHEFFIELD TOWN HALL
Pinstone Street, Sheffield
Tel: (0114) 273 4793
The work of architect E W Mountford, this townhall was opened over one hundred years ago by Queen Victoria. The impressive entrance hall features a grand staircase, decorative work and a spectacular chandelier. A statue of Vulcan, symbol of the cities traditional industries, crowns the 210ft tower. Pre-booked groups of up to 20 people can see the building’s hidden architectural treasures from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 12 noon or 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Book by calling 0114 2039082 or e-mail Christina.Staniforth@sheffield.gov.uk.
SHEFFIELD MANOR AND TURRET HOUSE
Manor Lane, Sheffield
Tel: (0114) 276 2828
In the centre of the deer park of the Lords of the Manor of Sheffield is this ruined Manor House. The 1574 Turret House is the only building with its roof intact. It also includes many original features. Opening Times: By prior arrangement to prebooked parties only.
SHIPLEY GLEN CABLE TRAMWAY
Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley
Tel: (01274) 589010 (01274) 492026
Built in 1895 this narrow gauge cable tramway is a quarter of a mile long. Opening Times: Temporarily closed for maintenance.
Tel: (01482) 884971
Yorkshire’s last working windmill which includes displays showing the history of milling and agriculture in the area. Opening Times: Daily 10am – 5pm (closed 12-12.30 Mon & Tues) Last admission 4.15. Admission: Adult £1.50, Child 50p, OAP 80p.
SKOPOS MOTOR MUSEUM
Alexandra Mills, Alexandra Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 6JA. Tel: (01924) 444423
For car lovers this is the place to visit. Observe restoration of vintage and classic cars, and see the range of vehicles held at the museum from the 1885 Benz to the Ferrari F40. Opening Times: 10.30am to 4.30pm Weds to Sun.
SMITH ART GALLERY
Halifax Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 2QJ
Tel: (01484) 719222
This 19th century house located in a large park features exhibitions and space is also given to local artists and societies. Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed 12.20 to 1pm). Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Admission: Free. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled available.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE LIFE MUSEUM
Cusworth Hall and Country Park
Tel: (01302) 782342
Built in the 1740’s Cusworth Hall contains magnificent collections which depict life in the local area over the last 200 years. Opening Times: 10.30am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5pm. Admission: Free.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIRCRAFT MUSEUM
Firbeck, Nr Maltby
Tel: (01709) 812168
The museum focuses not only upon the history of aviation in South Yorkshire, but it also has and extensive Rolls Royce collection. There is a collection documenting the early history of army flying from Firbeck airfield. Opening
Times: Wednesday to Sunday plus bank holidays, 10am to 5pm. Admission: Adults £5.00, Senior Citizen £4.00, Children £2.00, Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children) £9.00
Hull Marina, Hull
Tel: (01482) 613902
Originally built at Goole in 1927, but then moved to Spurn point and later to Hull Station. She was decommissioned in 1975 and then brought to Hull marina in 1986. It is possible to explore the ship and see the Master’s cabin and the crews’ galley. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1.30 to 4.30pm.
STREETLIFE: HULL MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT
High Street, Old Town, Hull, HU1 1NQ
Tel: (01482) 613902
Streetlife is an education in itself as it focuses upon 200 years of transport from bicycles to motor cars. This is Hull’s nosiest and newest museum. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1.30 to 4.30pm. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled.
ST ROBERT’S CAVE
c/o Harrogate Museums Service, Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY. Tel: (01423) 556188
A 12th century hermit’s cave with chapel and living area. Once the home of St Robert of Knaresborough. Opening Times: Open all reasonable hours. Admission Free.
SWALEDALE FOLK MUSEUM
The Green, Reeth, Nr Richmond, DL11 6QT
Tel: (01748) 884373
The museum illustrates the way in which lead mining and hill sheeep farming influenced family and social life in Swaledale. Opening Times: Daily Easter to October 10.30am to 5.30pm.
THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM
Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN
Tel: (0113) 244 4343 Fax: (0113) 247 0219
Study life 150 years earlier and investigate the ways in which surgical techniques have developed. Observe amazing objects and experience walking through a giant gut. Opening Times: Mondays groups only. Tuesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am to 5.0pm. Admission: Adults £5.40, Children £3.90, Family £17.60, Concessions £4.40, Concessions £3.60, Children under 4 free, Concessions for groups and schools. Parking, Refreshments, Public Toilets and Facilities for the disabled.
16 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PQ
Tel: (01845) 522755
This museum includes a diverse rang of items from cricketing memorabilia to veterinary equipment from James Herriot’s surgery. The life and times of Thirsk and its district is recounted in Thirsk museum. Opening Times: Mon-Sat 1000-1600 (excl. Thu). Admission: Adult £2, Children Free.
Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, LS10 1RP
Tel: (0113) 249 6453
A working water-powered crushing mill. The existing building is Georgian, but there has been a mill on this site from 1641. The mill ceased operating in 1975 when a horrendous flood destroyed the weir and removed the mill’s power source. Opening Times: Open Saturday – Sunday (1pm to 5pm) – Open Leeds (LEA) School Holidays Tuesday to Friday (10am to 5pm) Last admission 3:30pm. Open Bank Holidays. Adult: £2.93, Conc: £1.46, Child: £0.98, Family: £4.89, LeedsCard: 20% discount.
TODMORDEN STEAM CENTRE TRUST
The Old Parcels Office, Todmorden Station
Tel: (01706) 816580
The Trust’s collection of exhibits, plans and drawings explaining the history of the railway in Todmorden. The Trust’s plans for the future are also documented.
TOLSON MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Hudersfield, HD5 8DJ
Tel: (01484) 223830 Fax: (01484) 223843
An Italianate Mansion built in 1859-62. It now operates as a museum focusing primarily upon natural history, archaeology and local history. Tolson Memorial Museum also has a full range of exhibitions. Opening Times: Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12noon to 5pm. Admission: Free. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled.
TOWN DOCKS MUSEUM
Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3DX
Tel: (01482) 613902
The focus is primarily upon Hull’s contribution to Arctic Whaling in the 19th century, but emphasis is also placed upon Hull’s role as a fishing port. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1.30 to 4.30pm.
Admission: Free. Public toilets and facilities for the disabled available.
TRADITIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM
605 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PR
Tel: (0114) 222 6296
The museum specialises in displays of local trades, lifestyles and crafts such as silversmithing and file cutting. Also exhibitions of local customs and folklore from Sheffield and beyond. Opening Times: 28 September, 26 October at 2-5pm. School Trips and other visiting can be arranged with NATCECT for any time during the week, but these days must be booked well in advance. Adult group visits to the museum are £1.50 per person (minimum 15 people) which includes talk and coffee. School visits cost £1 per child (no charge for adults). There is a charge of £10 for schools wanting to take part in Museum wash days. On the door charges for Museum open days are £1.50 for adults and £1 for children.
TREES TO TRESKE VISITOR CENTRE
Station Maltings, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4NY
Tel: (01845) 522770 Fax: (01845) 522692
email: treske@BTinternet.com Internet: www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/treske Learn about the production of furniture from its very beginnings. Investigate a living tree, observe a furniture factory and finally try your hand at cabinet making. Opening Times: 10am to 4pm.
TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Hungerhill Farm, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Nr Sheffield. Tel: (01909) 569416
Meet one of the world’s largest owls, Charlie the Chameleon and visit the nursery where the baby animals live. There is also a gift shop and a nature trail. Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 10am – 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and school holidays: 10am – 5:30pm. Admission: Adult: £6.99, Child: £5.99 (Under 3’s admitted free.) Family ticket: £25.99 (2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children), Student / OAP: £6.25, Friends of the Butterfly House: £45.00 per year
Roundhay Park, next to Canal Gardens, Leeds
Tel: (0113) 266 1850
Deceive yourself into believing that you are visiting the tropics when you come to Tropical world. Walk amongst banana, coffee, citrus and pineapple trees, and admire the many reptiles, fish and plants which inhabit this haven. Open: 10am until 6pm (last admission at 5:30)Admission: Adults £3.25, Children (aged 5 – 15yrs) £2.00 Under 5’s free
TURNER MUSEUM OF GLASS
The University of Sheffield, Department of Engineering Materials, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, S1 DJ, Tel:(0114) 222 5500 The Museum has a permanent display of around 550 pieces of glass including work by the major glass designers of the 1920’s to 1950’s. Also on display are Roman glass and 18th century drinking glasses. Opening Times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Admission: Free.
UNIVERSITY GALLERY LEEDS
Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT
Tel: (0113) 233 2777
Three gallery rooms with occasional displays from the University’s British collection of 19th and 20th century art. Also a changing temporary exhibition. Opening Times: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Term time only. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled.
UNIVERSITY OF HULL ART COLLECTION
Middleton Hall, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7A
Tel:/Fax: (01482) 465192
Featuring British art, paintings, drawing and sculpture 1890-1940. Also the Thompson Collection of Ceramics. Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Public toilets and Refreshments available.
UPPER WHARFEDALE MUSEUM
The Square, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ.
Two 17th century former leadminers’ cottages now contain a museum which reflects 200 years of life in Wharfedale. Public toilets available. Open from Easter-30 Sep daily, 1400-1630, Oct-Mar, Sat & Sun only 1400-1630. Admission: Adults 75p, Children 50p
VICTORIA JUBILEE MUSEUM
Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4HB
A village museum with a wide collection of interesting and obscure objects. Opening Times: Palm Sunday to the end of October Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm. Admission: Adults 50p, Concessions 20p
VINTAGE BUS SERVICE
Tel: (0113) 245 7676 for timetable information
Tel: (01422) 343557 for general enquiries
A vintage double decker bus travels between Halifax – Sowerby Bridge – Hebden Bridge and provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the countryside at your leisure.
VINTAGE RAILWAY CARRIAGE MUSEUM
A629 Halifax Road, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 1AH
Tel: (01535) 680425
Examine the beautifully restored carriages, and even climb aboard the footplate. Meet the guards and imagine travel in the days of steam. Opening Times: Daily 11am to 4.30pm (summer) 4.00pm (Winter). Admission: Adult £2, Children £1.50. Gift shop and Facilities for the disabled available
WAKEFIELD ART GALLERY
Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3QW
Tel: (01924) 305796 Fax: (01924) 305770 Minicom: (01924) 305796 Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth’s early sculpture and drawings, and important work by other major British modern artists. Works from other periods and countries is also displayed. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 2 to 4.30pm. Public toilets available.
Wood Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WFG1 2EW
Tel: (01924) 305351
Wakefield Museum was completely refurbished and made fully accessible in 2000. Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the new, interactive displays which tell the history of Wakefield from prehistoric times to the present day. An unexpected treasure is the exhibition on the South American rainforest, featuring the Charles Waterton collection form the early nineteenth century. Visitors can also see the current temporary exhibition, use the local history resource base and search the digital archive of historic photographs. Opening Times: Mon-Sat 1030-1630, Sun 1400-1630.
Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE
Tel: (01947) 602908
Learn everything about Whitby’s past, from Captain James Cook and William Scoresby Jr to the whaling industry and Whitby’s jet jewellery. Opening Times: Tue-Sun 09:30 – 16:30.
WOOD END MUSEUM
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
Tel: (01723) 367326
Wood End is a museum of natural history with an unusual two storied Victorian conservatory. It is also the former home of the literary Sitwell family and it houses a collection of their published works. Opening Times: Spring Bank Hol-mid Oct Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00. Mid Oct-Spring Bank Hol reduced opening, check before your visit.
WORSBOROUGH MILL MUSEUM & COUNTRY PARK
off Park Road, Worsborough Bridge, Barnsley, S70 5LJ
Tel: (01226) 774 527
A 17th century water powered corn mill with a steam mill which was added in the 19th century. These are the centrepiece of this industrial museum. The 200 acre Park is a wildlife haven and Wigfield farm keeps many rare breeds of farm animals. Opening Times: Saturday to Wednesday – 11am – 4pm. Admission: Free, but car parking charges apply.
WORTLEY TOP FORGE
Tel: (0114) 288 2649
This is believed to be the only surviving ironworks of its kind still on its original site. It comprises working stationary steam engines, the forge, water wheels and hammers. Open: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until the Early November (the Sunday of Bonfire Night). Opening hours are 11:00am until 5:00 pm. Admission: £3.00 for Adults, £2.00 for Concessions (O.A.P.s) and 50p for Children (Under 16).
YORK CASTLE MUSEUM
The Eye of York, York, YO1 1RY
Tel: (0345) 660280 Fax: (01904) 671078
York Castle Museum houses spectacular exhibitions which recreate Victorian York and the life of the past 300 years. Opening times: 9.30am until 5pm. Admission: Adult – £7.50, Child – £4, Under 5s – Free, Concessions – £6.50, Residents with a York Card – Free, Wheelchair users plus one carer – Free. Two adults with: One child – £16.50, Two children – £20 & £3.50 per child after that. Tickets valid for 12 months.
YORK CITY ART GALLERY
Exhibition Square, York, YO1 2EW
Tel: (01904) 551861 Fax: (01904) 551866
The gallery exhibits 600 years of European painting. It is exceptional in its range and interest. The collection includes work by Bellotto, Boudin and Lowry. there is also a spectacular collection of studio pottery. Opening
Times: Daily 10am to 5pm. Last Admission 4.30pm. Public toilets and Facilities for the disabled.
YORKSHIRE & LANCASTER REGIMENTAL MUSEUM
Central Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1JH
Tel: (01709) 382121 ext 3625
The history of the regiment and forebearers is explained here in full with uniforms, medals and campaign relics. Opening Times: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Closed Sundays.
YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM
Elvington Airfield, York, North Yorkshire, YO4 5AU
Tel: (01904) 608595 Fax: (01904) 608246
This recreated WW2 bomber station houses many magnificent collections of aircraft; for example the only complete Halifax in the world, and the Barnes Wallis Collection. Opening Times: Summer Period 2009 (from 29 March until 24 Oct), 10.00am – 5.00pm every day.
Winter Period 2009/10 (from 25 Oct until 27 March), 10.00am – 3.30pm every day. Admission: Adults £6.00, Children Under 5 Free, Children (5 – 15 years old) £4.00, Senior Citizens £5.00, Family Tickets (2 Adults and 3 Children) £18.00. Groups rates, for parties of 8 or more are £4 Adult and £2 Children, or £2.50 for school children with an education resource sheet.
Museum gardens, YO1 2DR
Tel: (01904) 629745
Email: Yorkshire Museum@york.gov.uk
Visit the Discover a thousand years of this region’s heriatge. Observe world famous treasures and make sure to visit Hunters and the Hunted Geological Gallery. Opening Times: daily from 10am until 5pm. Admission: Adult- £5, Child – Free, Under 5s – Free, Concessions – £4, Residents with a York Card – Free
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK
Bretton Hall, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG. Tel: (01924) 830302
200 acres of 18th century parkland hosts one of Europe’s leading open air galleries. Two indoor galleries feature modern and contemporary sculpture. There is also a five acre landscaped trail. Opening Times: Open daily 10-5pm / Galleries 10am-4pm. Parking, Public toilets, Refreshments and Facilities for the disabled available.
ZETLAND LIFEBOAT MUSEUM AND REDCAR HERITAGE CENTRE, REDCAR
The Zetland is the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world. She saw 78 years of service and saved over 500 documented lives from the treacherous Redcar coast. In 1907 the Zetland was found a home in the then, disused “ Emma” boathouse, which is now the museum. There are many artefacts within the museum representing local heritage and maritime history. The ground floor houses Zetland herself, together with her famous call-out drum. There is the sternboard from the Lord Byron and there is also several displays, including one showing lifeboats through their different eras of development. Upstairs in the Laurie Picknett Gallery is an extensive collection of photographs, postcards and memorabilia relating to Redcar and its characters, dating back to the 1800’s. There is a display of the lower jaw bone of the sperm whale which was stranded on Redcar beach in 2011. There is a area dedicated to past crews and coxswains of the Redcar and Tees RNLI lifeboats. Also on this floor is a replica fisherman’s cottage of the early 1900’s. On both floors are audio-visual displays and a small selection of short films. www.zetlandlifeboat.co.uk
The information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of compilation. Dalesman cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes. Contact numbers are given where known so that details can be checked before embarking on any journey.