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Address: Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH

Email: Cliffe.Castle@bradford.gov.uk

Phone: 01535 618231

Cliffe Castle lies in a park on the outskirts of Keighley off the A629 Skipton Road. Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from the railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station. Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

Take a look at our walking map here.Please note: If you are planning a visit to Cliffe Castle between 31st August and the 6th September, we are carrying out repairs that mean that our upper galleries may be not be accessible to our visitors.

Apologies for any inconvenience, upstairs will be back open soon.

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Public Transport

Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from the railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station. Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from the railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station. Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

Public transport

Admission

Entry into Cliffe Castle is Free

Admissions

Reserve and reference collections

Our exhibitions are programmed to deliver on core council priorities. Find details at  https://www.bradford.gov.uk/council-plan/council-plan/

We especially welcome proposals, from within ethnically diverse communities and about people or projects that link to the heritage of Bradford District or our museum collections.

If you are making a proposal please send a short text of information about yourself, your project aims and a small selection of images to programming@bradford.gov.uk.

We meet to consider proposals four times a year so please be aware there will be a delay in receiving a response from us.

Exhibition Proposals

Access & Facilities

Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor - about three quarters of the displays. There is ramped access to the cafe and some of the hillside park. There are blue badge parking spaces and accessible toilet facilities. For further Cliffe Castle access information visit AccessAble.

Access & Facilities

Museum Shop

Cliffe Castle's Pavilion Cafe is open Wed-Sun

For bookings and enquiries please call 01535 957060.

The shop in the museum offers a wide range of souvenirs and gifts including cards, books and toys. Specialities include mineral specimens and jewellery, and also a selection of dinosaur books and toys.

Museum Shop & Pavilion Café

The Cliffe Castle Support Group

The Cliffe Castle Support Group

The Cliffe Castle Support Group support the work of Cliffe Castle Museum and Park, Keighley.

The group is working with the museum and park teams to promote all aspects of the historic museum and park

Contact them via Cliffe Castle Museum 01535 618231 or email ccsgteam@gmail.com.

They do not have a membership fee, and all the events they organise are free, although booking may be required.  They keep members informed of upcoming events and projects and actively encourage others to become involved.

You can help the Cliffe Castle Support Group by:

Helping at openings and events

Working as a volunteer on conservation, research and development projects

Fundraising for projects 

Cliffe Castle Support Group

Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am-4pm

Wednesday: 10am-4pm 

Thursday: 10am-4pm 

Friday: 10am-4pm

Saturday: 11am-4pm

Sunday: 11am-4pm

Opening Times

See what’s on at Cliffe Castle, see all the latest events, galleries & exhibitions available here.

Find out all the latest news, updates and information you need about Cliffe Castle.

Would you like to volunteer at Cliffe Castle? Find out more on how to become a volunteer.

Temporary Gallery Closures

Please be aware that in order to help with exhibition changeover that we will close these areas temporarily on the dates shown below

Thursday 23rd May

  • Bracewell Smith Hall
  • Bracewell Smith Hall Balcony

Friday 24th May

  • Bracewell Smith Hall Balcony only

Thursday 28th May

  • Bracewell Smith Hall only

The spaces will be accessible at other times, and the rest of the site remains open for visitors as normal.

We thank you for your patience as we get ready for the next exhibition.