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Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley

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History and teachings
Visitors are able to view Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings, and decorative art. Special galleries deal with natural history, archaeology and social history,  along with the internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co. The Castle also hosts changing exhibitions from the community. Outside the museum itself, Cliffe Castle park features an aviary and many walking routes.

Cross-cultural dimensions
Completed in the 1880s the building was funded by the Butterfield family’s industrial empire which included wool textile mills and a shipping business that took British goods to Europe, America and China. The completed house was a showpiece of international art and French decoration. Visitors are able to see the influences of European culture on the industry.

Useful information:
Recommended for anybody as there are spaces catring to most age groups. General. No prior knowledge  needed. Some areas are more accessible than otherrs due to some areas part of Cliffe Castle being outdoors.

Within a park on the outskirts of Keighley. There is a car park available although not many spaces, other opportunities to park nearby. Some areas are more accesible than others due to some parts of the area being outdoors while others hold less modern architecure which can limit access.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The transversal skills and knowledge which can be acquired from this cultural experience are:- Enthusiasm and perserverance; Learning of the history of the textile industry, skills of perserverance and enthusiasm can be developed from admiration when learning of the business history

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