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The Friends of Oakwell Hall

Here is where you can find out about the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park. Browse around to discover more about our work and what we have achieved for this historic venue,

Volunteering at Oakwell


[We came] away with glowing praise of the house and the way it is maintained.
The furnishings also were well praised. It is a special house and garden and deserves to be better known

The Friends' Story

a group of people volunteering for the friends of oakwell hall

Who are the Friends?

Looking for volunteering opportunities in West Yorkshire? Learn about the Friends of Oakwell Hall, who we are and what we do.

membership - a group of friends taking a tea break whilst working in the gardens

Membership of the Friends

Membership of the Friends of Oakwell Hall is open to those who want to volunteer and those who just want to keep in touch.

volunteering opportunities: a group of volunteers working at Oakwell Hall

Volunteering opportunities

New volunteers are always welcome at the Friends. Whether you can offer your time occasionally or regularly we’d like to hear from you.

past projects of the friends of oakwell hall

Friends’ Past Projects

From sculptures to water features, the Friends’ past projects at Oakwell Hall have been very varied over the years, indoors and out.

features in the grounds of oakwell hall and country park

Oakwell Country Park

Browse around the ground of Oakwell Country Park. We have everything from formal gardens to wildlife areas and water features. Plus

an external view of Oakwell Hall, Birstall, Batley

Oakwell Hall

Here you can find out all about Oakwell Hall. Built by John Batt in 1583 it has been a family home and a school and is now run as a ‘living museum’

water feature oakwell hall

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