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Cliffe Castle Museum & Park

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Superb for all ages

We called in today with our grandsons aged 5 and 7 and had a great couple of hours. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MarekLontour
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Great day out

We took my boyfriends 10 year old daughter here for the day and she had lots of fun, it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaz G
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  • Average5%
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“stuffed animals”(21 reviews)
“local history”(23 reviews)
“stained glass”(14 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We arrived around 10am and left at 3pm and definitely could have stayed longer. What a beautiful free place. We started by looking at the animals, then visited the cute cafe for an ice cream. Next the play area followed by a picnic near the...More

3  Thank Nat54321
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for the lovely comments. We’re really happy to hear you enjoyed your time spent at our site – and that you made full use of park, café and museum! Thank you very much for the donation although we are free entry, those donations...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 8, 2015

All the money seems to be spent on the museum here and little on everything else. The museum is well staffed, clean and tidy with helpful staff. Those are the good points. However, there are no toilets outside (unless museum is open and you can...More

5  Thank hostelgirl74
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We called in today with our grandsons aged 5 and 7 and had a great couple of hours. The exhibits are superb and the museum housed inside a former private home is the perfect location. There is so much to see inc natural history, local...More

Thank MarekLontour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my boyfriends 10 year old daughter here for the day and she had lots of fun, it was a lovely place to visit.

1  Thank Shaz G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A impressively ornate Victorian mansion combined with a large museum all set in a wonderful park, ideal for picnics. Fascinating displays covering everything from the history of the house and local history to archeology (there's even a real Egyptian mummy!). You can spend a good...More

1  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is inside a stunning old house which is located in a beautifully laid out park. The museum houses stuffed animals, photos and artefacts of Keighley through the years, a collection of stained glass, memorabilia concerning the Great War, paintings, some gloriously furnished period...More

3  Thank sabatinitennis
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gosh, what a lovely comment - thank you for taking the time to leave it. We have a wide range of displays, so we like to think there's something for everyone! We're glad to hear you appreciated the period rooms - did you spot the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit to cliffe castle in the summer with my grandchildren age 3 & 10..The grounds are beautiful since the water fountain & pond we're restored also plenty of new seating area's.The kids play area has also been remodled plenty for both ages.New part is...More

1  Thank Gail10_13
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the park - the pound and fountains look spectacular in the sunshine doing they? The animal houses are proving popular too, and we're glad to hear you and your grandchildren explored the museum too. As you say,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely afternoon walking in and playing in the park. The play are is so educational with many learning experiences for children. The cafe was good but had little by way of cakes and scones very early in the day. My only complaint about...More

2  Thank RDAW
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to here you enjoyed your visit to the park - did you have a chance to explore the museum too? We will pass on your comment regarding the cafe to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a wet October day so didn't get to walk round the park, which looks beautiful but the museum made up for that. It's free entry, which should be advertised on the website as a real bonus. Lots of rooms and interesting displays and...More

2  Thank Pamela H
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're very proud that we (and the other Museums in our service) are all free entry - we will pass on your feedback about highlighting that fact. SO glad to hear you enjoyed your visit - and our collections! We will pass on your compliments...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

This review was obviously written before the cafe was refurbished and different people took it over. It is now beautiful with food to match.

Thank christine89500
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

So we get to the car park and proceed to a doorway where there is a map of the grounds. We missed this the first time, thinking there might be another within the grounds. This has been our experience with other places. But none. No...More

Thank 570christine
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry that you were frustrated during your visit. We are currently in the process of producing a leaflet that will help guide visitors around the park, museum and highlight key features. We do have maps at all the entrances, and fingerpost signs through...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic house,museum was full of wonderful exhibits and garden was beautiful,great play area... friendly staff,great tea room

1  Thank JaneT2115
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such nice feedback - and we'll pass on the compliments to the Cafe, the Park and Museum teams

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CarolynG1182
August 21, 2018|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn, We welcome dogs into the park - there's even a dog-friendly area for the Cafe too. We have lots of dog-walkers visit the park. In the museum, we are only able to welcome Assistance animals I'm afraid.
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Samera J
July 31, 2018|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi Samera. We're pleased to confirm that there is no entrance fee. Cliffe Castle is part of Bradford Museums & Galleries, and staffed by their employees (including myself). We do have volunteer assistance for many... More
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charlotteread86
April 5, 2018|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi, just to confirm - access to the park is available 24 hours a day. It's just the Museum and the Cafe that have 'opening hours', so you can still enjoy the park even when they're shut.
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