Cliffe Castle is currently closed for a major electrical and refurbishment programme. The site team look forward to welcoming you back from July 27th 2013.
We apologise for any inconvenience which the closure of the museum may cause and hope you will enjoy your visits from Summer 2013.
Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses a garden centre, aviaries and a children’s play area.
The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, local rocks and fossils (including a 2m long fossil amphibian), mounted birds and local mammals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass, old dolls, toys and domestic items and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
Learning activities and events take place throughout the year in the InSight room. Groups of all kinds can be catered for, from schools to senior citizens, and activities can be tailored to your needs.
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