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Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - exterior
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - interior 1
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - interior 2


Taylor Hill,
South Yorks,
S75 4HQ


Tel: 01226 790545


The museums doesn't currently have its own website but they do have theor own entry at the About Britain website


Click the icon in the map and select "directions" at the bottom of the box.

(The postcode for the centre of
Penistone is S36 6AR.)

Distance from Penistone: 5.7 miles / 14 min


2017 Opening Times:

April 9th to October 29th
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2 to 5pm
Group bookings by appointment anytime throughout the year by telephoning 01226 790545 or 01226 790246 or 01226 790375.

We open with an exhibition which will run all year:

CAWTHORNE OPEN GARDENS, Sat 17th & Sun 18th June 2017

There will be Victorian Children's games on the patio at the MUSEUM during OPEN GARDENS It is OPEN GARDENS in Cawthorne this year June 17th & 18th 11am to 5pm 22 gardens to explore £5 admission in advance from village shops and museum £6 on the day Admission with Wrist Band and will cover the two days. Children free.

From the museum's entry in the About Britain website:

The museum is a typical Victorian hotch potch and we wouldn't have it any other way. Whichever way you turn there is something to interest and catch your eye.

A voluntary committee of sixteen villagers run the Museum and decide general policy. Their work is monitored by the body of Trustees and help with stewardship is given by some of the members of the Society.

School parties are taken round the museum during the week and adult groups often visit, especially summer evenings when if requested we can arrange for the Church to be open for the visit.

...(There are) Butterflies and moths, birds and eggs, fossils, stuffed animals, paintings, domestic bygones, war time relics, old school books and memorabilia, a collection of souvenir china, bottles, a cheetah (stroked by many children over the years), a two headed lamb, a mongoose locked in deadly combat with a cobra, a 9 1/2 pound gall stone from a horse (we now know that horses do not have gall bladders, but we like to keep the story, and the stone is from a horses intestine), a figure of John Wesley made from a whale's vertebra, coins and medals, stereoscope, a man-trap, Victorian coffin bier - the list could go on.



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