Manor House Art Gallery & Museum
Tuesday 1pm – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday 1pm – 4pm Closed: Mondays (Except Bank Holidays) Xmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday
Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley’s oldest buildings, the Manor House, has been converted into an attractive museum and art gallery. On the ground floor visitors are given a glimpse into Ilkley’s past while the first floor galleries provide the venue for a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
While being a major exhibit in itself, the Manor House also stands on the remains of the Roman fort of Olicana. Only a short section of defensive wall remains exposed at the back of the building, but Roman artefacts from the fort and surrounding area are on permanent display inside the Manor House, together with prehistoric artefacts and information about the development of Ilkley as a Victorian spa town.
telephone 01943 600066
fax 01943 817079
In addition to the museum the Manor House has an adjacent Activity Room suitable for half class workshops. The following educational activities are available to schools groups to support the curriculum:
- Introduction to the Manor House
- Introduction to exhibitions
- Observational Drawing
- Victorian Ilkley kS2
- Understanding the Romans KS2
- Roman Drama KS 2
- Archaeology Workshop KS4
See http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/mh/mh_edu.htmfor details.
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