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Music at the Museum

Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley will be hosting a season of community music performances featuring local musicians and groups from Keighley and the surrounding area. These free concerts will take place on Sundays at 2pm in the Bracewell Smith Hall.


In this way, the museum will bring one of the building’s great traditions back to life. The Butterfield family, who lived there in the Victorian era, were enthusiastic about music and frequently held performances in the manor house and grounds. They even composed their own works which we hope to be able to showcase at some of the events. Some of the performances will be themed for events or exhibits, or just to tie in to the collections in the museum.


After our first performance by Flimsy Mattress featuring Patchwork Phoenix, one audience member said –

‘I loved listening to live music, up close in this beautiful setting’. 


Come along to enjoy the music. You could make a full day of it and arrive early to have a look around the museum before the show starts.


If you or your group would like to perform at Cliffe Castle Museum as part of our community music project – please contact Tony Carruthers  on 01535 618231