These organisations have interesting historical artefacts. Hey, they're museums, of course they have!
Colne Valley Museum
Colne Valley museum is housed in a row of weavers' cottages in Golcar, Huddersfield, and depicts the life of the 19th century handloom weaver in its original setting.
Go to the Colne Valley Museum page»
Huddersfield Local Studies Library
The Huddersfield Local Studies Library is located in Huddersfield Library.
Go to the Huddersfield Local Studies Library page»
Red House Museum
Red House Museum is the former home of a woollen cloth finishers and merchant family, the Taylors, who owned a mill nearby at the time of the Luddite rebellions.
Go to the Red House Museum page»
Sheffield Archives hold primary source material on the Luddite disturbances including the correspondence of Earl Fitzwilliam who was the Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding during the Luddite troubles of 1812.
Go to the Sheffield Archives page»
The Tolson Museum is housed in Ravensknowle Hall, a mansion built about 1860 by John Beaumont, a woollen manufacturer. The Museum holds important collections of natural history, archaeology and artefacts, that tell the story of Huddersfield's rich past.
Go to the Tolson Museum page»
University of Huddersfield Archives and Special Collections
Anyone is welcome to use University Archives and Special Collections - you don't need to be a member of the University. The Archive and Special Collections is located on the third floor of the Library building.
Go to the University of Huddersfield Archives and Special Collections page»
Yorkshire Archaeological Society
The Yorkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1863 to preserve the history and archaeology of Yorkshire.
Go to the Yorkshire Archaeological Society page»