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June 8 - June 16
Tolson Museum was built by the textile baron, John Beaumont in the 1850s, even today as a memorial Museum it retains close ties to the textile history of the area with displays including a Weaver’s Cottage, objects from the Luddite rebellion in Huddersfield, mill machinery from the early days of the industrial revolution and even a jacquard loom!
World class collections paint a vivid and intriguing picture of the area and its people. Amazing objects chart Huddersfield’s history from the Iron Age and the Romans, to the boom in the textile industry. See carriages, bicycles and the rare Valveless and LSD cars as well as ancient plant fossils and the remains of strange marine reptiles.
Don’t miss our World War I and Suffragist exhibitions and the taxidermy ‘half animals’, including our mascot, the infamous Tolson Half Pig.
Park and playground. Gift Shop and Café Curio.
Tolson Museum is open during the festival, the summer opening times are as follows (up to 30 August):
Tuesdays to Thursdays 11am-5pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon-5pm