Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 01535 618231
With the reopening of the museum there are a host of new and exciting displays and activities for you, including re-displayed period reception rooms featuring sparkling, restored chandeliers and new historic light fittings, and a new Dining with the Butterfields display which will give you a glimpse into how the family would have wined and dined their important guests. As well as learning more about the Butterfield family, you will be able to come and see the beautiful new display of costume set against hand painted murals, and investigate new displays such as The Owls In Britain, which looks at the owls that can be found wild in Britain today. Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses, aviaries and a children’s 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 amphibian), mounted birds and local mammals, 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.
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm Last admission 3.30pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.
Admission is free.
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