Bracken Hall Countryside Museum


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Glen Road Baildon
Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD17 5EA
England

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and museum is situated on the edge of Shipley Glen, a popular beauty spot. The Centre has displays relating to the natural history, geology, archaeology and local history of the area. The colourful interactive wildlife exhibits delve into the lives of badgers, frogs and bats, and tanks contain a variety of local water creatures and mini-beasts. There are interactive displays about other animals and foodwebs. The small charming garden attracts different kinds of wildlife throughout the year from tadpoles to butterflies and honeybees. The garden is designed to show how people can attract wildlife to their own gardens, and also features bee-hives, rabbits, guinea pigs and a pond.

Further information

Opening Hours:

May - August: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm April/September/October: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm November - March: Wednesday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm Open Spring & Summer Bank Holiday Mondays 12am - 5pm

Charges:

Admission free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • CD-ROM guide available
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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