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Tolson Museum

Wakefield Road | Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ, England
+44 1484 223240
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Wants an update

I visited for work on an appointment and had a quick look round whilst I was there but there was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Blindfiddler
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West Yorkshire
Day out with my dad

Previously I had not thought to look at his place but decided to visit with my father and so glad I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lorraine w
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Please note we are temporarily closed until Saturday 21st October to allow for refurbishment works to take place. A treasure trove of the fascinating, the curious and the amazing! A vivid and intriguing picture of the area and its people, from prehistory to present day, revealed through world class collections. From Roman finds to textiles, from birds to transport, Tolson is Huddersfield's history book.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wakefield Road | Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited for work on an appointment and had a quick look round whilst I was there but there was not much to see really. This is a museum which is very much outdated and either needs refurbishing or closing. It was also over staffed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Previously I had not thought to look at his place but decided to visit with my father and so glad I did. What was more poignant was the fact that my grandfather had fought in the Somme during the First World War and the museum...More

Thank lorraine w
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It was good to hear of the family connection to the site.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Went here a few times previously but took our nephews and nieces here during their recent visit. Only great memories were all the stuffed birds. Very educational visit.

Thank jade150898
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed their visit.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took 6 year old grandaughter. Very helpful staff and diverse exhibitions which kept my grandaughter interested. She loved the transport section. Good outdoor facilities.

Thank Jan R
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assitant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you had a good visit with your granddaughter and that the staff were helpful too.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

An absolutely bonkers "provincial" museum. Full of ... well everything really. A superb mixture of old, New, borrowed, even blue, it is the perfect museum, addressing children, adults and old fogies equally. The half cut animals (that got your attention) are amazing, the town history,...More

Thank Gallingo28
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review about our 'absolutely bonkers' museum, glad you had a good time and enjoyed seeing our collections.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It's amazing that these days you can find such a brilliant way to spend a few hours and it's free! I absolutely loved looking at the old penny farthings, old carriages, a tram a fire engine and lots lots more. There's so much of interest...More

Thank Deb S
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for your review and for recommending us to other people. Glad to see you were 'transported' in time too!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

would like to say something nice but it was closed at three on a friday,It was all in darkness had to peep through the window.Looks like the have some interesting things inside and its a nice building didnt look round the garden because I only...More

Thank jayneturner61
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Sorry to hear you came on a day we are not open. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon to 5pm and Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 5pm.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Tolson Museum is amazing! I have lived in Huddersfield for a few years now and wish I would have been sooner. I learned so much about the town I now call home, such a variety of learning tools for young and old alike- posters, books,...More

Thank mikad033
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear how much you learnt and that you will be coming back for another visit.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Tolsen museum is a fantastic place to take family to vistit the past and look into the future. It is very educational and there is a gift shop were you can pick up some wonderful memorabilia. It is very well maintained and such an interesting...More

Thank anthony h
Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

So pleased to read your review - thank you.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have spent many happy hours in the Tolson Museum, very varied exhibits and some amazing stuffed animals, The museum has been going for such a long time I remember it from when I wAS A CHILD. however IT IS WORTH A visit if you...More

Thank Alison S
Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you have spent many happy hours here and that you remember it from when you were a child.

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Geoffrey B
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Response from Emma C | Property representative |
Hi, the postcode is HD5 8DJ
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Leslie D
31 July 2015|
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Response from Emma C | Property representative |
No entry fee - it's free to come and see the great exhibits
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