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’ by Kirklees Council. Furnished as the Batt family home in the 1690s it takes you back to experience life at the time of the English Civil War. And don’t forget to check out the ghost on the history page!

The History of Oakwell Hall

image of the front of Oakwell Hall - history of the Hall and the ghost

Built by John Batt in 1583, the Hall is now a ‘living museum’. It is furnished as a family home circa 1690. And is the ghost of William Batt still here?
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Your visit to Oakwell

a view of the rear elevation of Oakwell Hall

Free resources to help you plan your visit to Oakwell, including directions, road maps and site maps, and a weather check.
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Virtual Tour of Oakwell Hall

the chandelier at oakwell hall birstall

The best way to tour Oakwell Hall is to visit. Until you get here, you can enjoy a virtual tour around this wonderfully authentic 16th-Century Manor House.
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Oakwell as a Film Location

oakwell hall in "costume" as a film location

Our beautiful Hall features in a number of different films and TV series. Look them up and see if you can spot us!
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Books about Oakwell

old books, books about oakwell hall and the local area

Books about Oakwell Hall, the Batt family, the Bronte connection, and the local area. Buy from this page to support the Friends.
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