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Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - exterior
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - interior 1
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum - interior 2


Taylor Hill,
South Yorks,
S75 4HQ


Tel: 01226 790545


The museums doesn't currently have its own website but they do have theor own entry at the About Britain website


Click the icon in the map and select "directions" at the bottom of the box.

(The postcode for the centre of
Penistone is S36 6AR.)

Distance from Penistone: 5.7 miles / 14 min


2019 Opening Times:

14th April to 27th October 2019

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm to 5pm

Group visits anytime by appointment

Telephone Mary 01226 790545 or Peter 01225 790246

The exhibition this year is "COSTUMES, CRAFTS AND CURIOSITIES"

The museum will also be taking part in this year's Open Gardens event. See the main events listings on the Visit Penistone website for more info:


The Victoria Jubilee Museum is a typical Victorian hotchpotch and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Whichever way you turn there is bound to be something of interest to catch your eye.

The Museum Society was formed in 1884 by the Rev. Charles Tiplady Pratt. The museum building was started in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and was officially opened in 1889.

There are exhibits of domestic bygones, Victoriana, memorabilia, natural history, local history and local industries. There is also a collection of unusual items including a two headed lamb, a cobra in combat with a mongoose, a mantrap, an intestinal stone from a horse weighing 9 pounds, a boy’s boot wrecked when struck by lightning and there is SO MUCH MORE to see.

Visitors are pleasantly suprised when they step inside, so why not give yourself a treat? We think our little museum it is well worth a visit and we feel very sure that you will not be disappointed.

Click here to view/download a PDF copy of the leaflet.


School parties are taken round the museum during the week and adult groups often visit, especially summer evenings when if requested we can arrange for the Church to be open for the visit.

...(There are) Butterflies and moths, birds and eggs, fossils, stuffed animals, paintings, domestic bygones, war time relics, old school books and memorabilia, a collection of souvenir china, bottles, a cheetah (stroked by many children over the years), a two headed lamb, a mongoose locked in deadly combat with a cobra, a 9 1/2 pound gall stone from a horse (we now know that horses do not have gall bladders, but we like to keep the story, and the stone is from a horses intestine), a figure of John Wesley made from a whale's vertebra, coins and medals, stereoscope, a man-trap, Victorian coffin bier - the list could go on.




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