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Attractions in Brontë country
– September 2014

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Bradford

Alhambra Theatre

Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ. Tel 01274 432000
Website http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/alhambra

National Media Museum

Bradford BD1 1NQ. Tel 0844 8563797
Website http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

Children welcome. Interactive exhibitions, family workshops Accessible. Lifts, accessible toilets

Halifax

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE. Tel 01422 330069 Email info@_;eureka.org.uk
Website http://www.eureka.org.uk

Eureka! is the leading children’s museum in the UK and gives children aged 0-11 a fun-packed day out. Build pyramids and enter a giant garden where the flowers sing and the butterflies you paint fly off into the sky. In our child sized town fill up your shopping trolley. Rob the bank and crack the safe codes to find amazing treasures. Cook dinner in our child sized kitchen and drive off in a great big lorry. Save a polar bear and and you can surf the waves to create power for a city. Children welcome. Special events, see website for details. Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets. Free bookable extra pair of hands to help with visit. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Harewood, Leeds

Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG. Tel 0113 218 1010 Email info@_;harewood.org
Website http://www.harewood.org

Children welcome. Bird garden, adventure playground, dressing up in the house Accessible. Wheelchair lift up to front door, the rest of the house is accessible via ramps and wheelchair ramps. Grounds accessible, although there are slopes. Accessible toilets Dogs welcome with conditions.

Haworth, Keighley

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Church Street, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR. Tel 01535 642323 Email bronte@_;bronte.org.uk
Website http://www.bronte.org.uk

The Brontes are perhaps the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage, now the Bronte Parsonage Museum, was their home and the place where Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights. Children welcome. Children's guidebook, interactives & activity area.

Keighley&Worth Valley Railway

The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8NJ. Tel 01535 645214 Email admin@_;kwvr.co.uk
Website http://www.kwvr.co.uk/

Steam trains all year round. Victorian stations with gas lamps & coal fires. A Film location, including 'The Railway Children'. Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Kirkstall, Leeds

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel 0113 2305492 Email abbey.house@_;leeds.gov.uk
Website http://www.leeds.gov.uk/abbeyhouse

Museum exploring 19th century life and social history. Children welcome. Family activities Accessible. Accessible toilets, accessible for wheelchair users, hearing loop

Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel 0113 230 5492 Email abbeyhouse@_;leeds.gov.uk
Website http://www.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstallabbey

12th century monnastic ruin. Children welcome. Family activities Accessible. Dogs welcome

Leeds

City Varieties Music Hall

Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW. Tel 0113 243 0808 / 0113 391 7777 Email marketing@_;cityvarieties.co.uk
Website http://www.cityvarieties.co.uk

Music, comedy & variety venue Children welcome. for family shows & pantomime Accessible. lift to all levels, but call beforehand

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH. Tel 01132 467467 Email info@_;henry-moore.org
Website http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi

Accessible. There is an accessible lift from Cookridge Street to the ground floor reception Visitors with wheelchairs can access all parts of the gallery on the ground floor, but not the mezzanine level of Leeds Art Gallery, disabled toilet. Passenger lift to all floors

Leeds Grand Theatre

46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NZ. Tel 0844 848 2700 Email info@_;leedsgrandtheatre.com
Website http://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Children welcome. Over 3s, depending on production. Accessible.

Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. Tel 08700 344344
Website http://www.royalarmouries.org

National museum of arms & armour Children welcome. Hands on sessions, jesters yard for ages 0-10. School holiday activities. Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets

Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN. Tel 01132 444343 Email info@_;thackraymuseum.org
Website http://www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk

Children welcome. Interactive exhibits and events Accessible. Lift to all floors

The Carriageworks Theatre

3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD. Tel 0113 2243801
Website http://www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP. Tel 0113 2137700
Website http://www.wyp.org.uk

Morley, Leeds

Morley Potholing Club

45 Rooms Lane, Morley, Leeds LS27 9PA. Tel 0113 253 9007 Email info@_;morleycavers.org.uk
Website http://www.morleycavers.org.uk

Caving mainly in the Dales but also further afield. Welcomes new members, novice or experienced. Field meets to suit all levels are organised and training provided. Children welcome. If accompanied by parent/guardian.

Saltaire, Shipley

Saltaire World Heritage Site

Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LA. Tel 01274 437942 Email saltaire.vic@_;bradford.gov.uk
Website http://www.visitsaltaire.com

Children welcome. Shipley Glen tramway, Roberts Park Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. Tel 01924 247360
Website http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/

Accessible. Fully accessible

West Bretton, Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG. Tel 01924 832631 Email info@_;ysp.co.uk
Website http://www.ysp.co.uk

Children welcome. Baby facilities & children's menu. Accessible. Scooters for hire, some uneven terrain Dogs welcome with conditions.

 

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