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Tolson Museum Huddersfield

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Address: Wakefield Road | Ravensknowle Park, Moldgreen, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ, England
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+44 1484 223240
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12:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A treasure trove of the fascinating, the curious and the amazing! A vivid...

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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Huddersfield history in a beautiful building!

We travelled from Saddleworth to visit the Tolson Museum and discovered an ecclectic mix of artefacts and exhibits situated in an intriguing and once elegant and grand building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue00do
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North West England, United Kingdom
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North West England, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Saddleworth to visit the Tolson Museum and discovered an ecclectic mix of artefacts and exhibits situated in an intriguing and once elegant and grand building. We spent a couple of hours there, exploring the museum and the small parkland surrounding it. Places such as this are "jewels in Huddersfield's crown" and should be treasured for posterity. Definitely... More 

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Thank Sue00do
Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear we a 'worth a visit'. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old school friend and I had a nostalgia trip here (40+ years since we were at school). Happy to see the half-skeleton animals, and disappointed the massive collection of stuffed birds was temporarily not viewable. We spent an absorbing 2 hours, and didn't see everything. The transport section is fascinating, and I could have spent all day in the... More 

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Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are trying to sort out access to the bird room and hope to see you again. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good local museum with lots of local interest especially the WW1 exhibition. More investment would be beneficial - and certainly it should not be closed.

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Thank Madalyn H
Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you found it interesting. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a great way to provide knowledge of the local area, from prehistory, through all the ages and tongue current day. It is not very interactive but the information brings it all to life, and there are some activities for the kids. The proof of how good is the fact that our kids (age 8 and 10) have been going... More 

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Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear your kids still want to come back. They may be interested in trying our new ISPY Explore app. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

While I wouldn't travel miles out of your way to visit, if you're in the locality and have a couple of hours to burn, it's worth dropping in. The old vehicles downstairs are well preserved and presented and there's a lot of material on local industry and heritage. It's a great shame good local museums such as this one now... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I love coming here I live 10 mins away so come often the museum Is amazing my kids can just wonder by themself the park at the. Back is great always clean and quite safe a must if you have 2 hours free

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Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased to hear you are a regular visitor. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

What a fantastic museum spent a good rew hours there .we really didn't expect so much and really informative and free ...It would be a great shame if it did close down .

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review mentioning that it was informative and free. We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've lived in Huddersfield for 30 years, and the museum has NEVER changed it's layout, I think there is a "few" new "little" changes which are barely noticeable, but, if you haven't been before, or going for the kids then sure, it's a nice place to go, I however know the place like the back of my hand so going... More 

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Thank Michaela P
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thanks for your review saying how good it is for the kids. We're planning to start updating the displays in the summer - watch this space! More 

Ipswich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

lots of local history to be found in this grand building, I like the fact they still have exhibits from when I was a child and these now entertaining my kids. Doesn't cost a penny to visit... Wow

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Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love to hear that people are now bringing their children to our museum. More 

England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Benn coming to Tolson since I was a small child and now it's a favourite place to spend a couple of hours with my son. Some of the exhibitions have even helped his with his homework projects. The place is very special x

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Thank Jules1970England
Emma C, Manager at Tolson Museum Huddersfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear that you came as a child and now come with your son. I agree it is a special place. More 

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