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Official reopening of Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum
5:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A celebratory event is being held on Saturday to mark the official reopening of Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum.
The Grade II listed building was closed to the public for 15 months for a £570,000 refurbishment.
Work included the restoration of Bracewell Smith Hall, new displays and improved lighting.
There will be a welcome at 2pm on Saturday by Maggie Pedley – Bradford Council’s museums and galleries manager – and Friends of Cliffe Castle chairman, Michael Scarborough.
There will then be a talk on the history of the museum by historian and Keighley News Memory Lane columnist, Ian Dewhirst. Attendance is free but e-mail email@example.com to book places.
Family activities – including designing an imaginary shop and learning how to be an archaeologist – will take place between noon and 3pm. And there will be period piano music in the Victorian drawing room.
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, the council’s executive member for culture, said: “This celebration event will be a great opportunity for people to rediscover Cliffe Castle Museum.
“It’s always been a hugely popular site, and now there are plenty of new reasons to come and visit.”
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