Bolling Hall Museum
Cliffe Castle Museum

Musical Rocks – can rocks really make music?

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

About this event

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cliffe Castle Museum

Booking essential: Call 01535 618231

Musical Rocks by Bobbie Millar

Bobbie has been working with musical rocks since 2003 when she, together with Professor Dame Jane Francis, Dr Kia Ng and David Walker Barker, created Yorkshire Quarry Arts at the University of Leeds. She has worked in the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and the Lake District and now Cliffe Castle creating musical instruments from different types of rock and delivering cross disciplinary workshops in schools.

Bobbie will talk about the journey from hillside to quarry to the stonemason and the musician. She will share some photos and clips of these instruments being played AND we will have a chance to play both the historic Phillipson instrument and try out the new Learning Sets.

BOOKING please ring 01535 618231 or email

NOTE: CCSG are very pleased to have funded the creation on the learning sets which are now included in Learning at Cliffe Castle, please contact the learning team for more information on musical stones in schools:

Cliffe Castle Museum

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By 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.

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