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Wilton Park, Batley, WF17 0AS

A Victorian former mill owner's house set in 36 aces of parkland and ancient woodland, and host to a wide range of unusual and exciting collections from around the globe. Once the home of George Sheard from 1875-1902, this Gothic house became a museum in 1911. Named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw. Where else could you hear a Shirley Bassey hit and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum is a very surprising and entertaining place! New displays include: the new 'Spirit of South Asia' gallery and a new temporary gallery showcasing the Saucy seaside postcards of Bamforth's of Holmfirth. Permanent displays include 'The Kingdom of Osiris', an atmospheric Egyptology gallery and the 'Gods, Divine Creatures and Mythical Beasts' gallery, showcasing beautiful decorative arts from India, China, Africa and Japan.