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Ilkley Manor House and Museum

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Address: Castle Yard | Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DT, England
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+44 1943 600066

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sadly the manor house is hut down

sadly due to council cuts the manor house had to shut down but there is one hope a volunteer group might take it over but don't come a long way to find it boarded up.

Reviewed 6 March 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This grade I listed building was saved from demolition in 1955 and given to the town. I'm not sure what decisions led it to be in the hands of Bradford Council but there you are. Ilkley is a lovely town and deserves a heritage centre or museum of sorts. This has been the hope since the museum was closed by... More 

Thank Steve_W_Darwen
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Closed by the local council and currently seeking a volunteer group to run it. When open it wa an excellent small local museum with artefact dating to the Roman times.

Thank Martin N
South Yorkshire, UK
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This was a jewel - a (mainly) 17th Century Manor House, looking out over Wharfedale from the heart of Ilkley. All we know is that there is a notice saying that it is closed permanently, and to contact Bradford Museums. However, the Friends of the Manor House are trying to establish a charitable trust to reopen it.

Thank Steve L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016

sadly due to council cuts the manor house had to shut down but there is one hope a volunteer group might take it over but don't come a long way to find it boarded up.

Thank G8407BZbob
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103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The Manor House was a delightful small museum in an historic building by the Church. It included relics of Ilkley's Roman and prehistoric past.

1 Thank YorkshireBoar
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Museum Manor house itself is a wonderfull building. The fireplace in original condition has well described artifacts , clearly explained. Also some very impressive Roman gravestones which have carvings of a family group , amazing ! Would recommend this Museum .

Thank farnley2
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this after a meal at a local restaurant. Had a photographic competition that my wife and I were ablr to vote on which was good. The museum itself was an interesting insite into the history of Ilkley.

Thank Mark G
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88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The old building is attractive as well as interesting and there are just enough exhibits and displays about the history of the town for the museum to do its job in summarising local heritage

Thank Mike2trip
Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

when we arrived there was a local photographic exhibition which was very interesting and there some very unique photos and a selection of cameras and I would say to anyone to go and visit

Thank edward d
Beverley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

It's worth a look around this small but interesting museum. It's also free. We only spent a short time looking around (about 30 mins) but thought it was a great little place. It's also worth a look in the church next door to see the Anglo Saxon gravestones.

3 Thank shaka1975

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