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The Bagshaw Museum is located in the remarkable Gothic mansion once known as ‘Woodlands’ which was built in 1875-76 for local businessman George Sheard. After his death it was bought by it Walter Bagshaw later, after his death in 1927 it became the Bagshaw Museum. The interior of the ground floor still looks as it was in nineteenth century. Many other rooms now feature unusual displays including the Gallery of Mythical Beasts dedicated to mysterious animals from around the world and the nearby is The Kingdom of Osiris which includes the arm of an ancient Egyptian mummy. Other rooms reveal stories strange tales including that of a cursed tram. Preserved creatures include a golden eagle, a Ganges crocodile and even a spiky puffer fish. The museum is an eclectic collection that truly pays tribute to generations of British eccentricity. A wonderful assembly of curiosities.



Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Woodhead Road, Crowden, Glossop
Derbyshire, England, SK13 1HZ
+44 (0)1457 866 057

Contact Details

  • Address: Woodlands Road (off), Batley, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, WF17 0AS
  • GPS: 53.72797222,-1.645222222
  • Phone: 0044 (0)1924 326155
  • Part of UK: England
  • Sat Nav Postcode: WF17 0AS
  • Entrance Fees: Free Entry
  • Disabled Access: Good
  • Visibility from Road: Excellent

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