Things to Do in Huddersfield

PB130536Tolson Museum

The Tolson Museum was originally a natural history museum and has a wonderful range of exhibits of local archaeology, weaving machinery and textiles as well as an extensive collection of rocks, fossils and stuffed birds. There is a reconstruction of a Victorian Schoolroom, and a transport exhibition with various horsedrawn and motor vehicles, including the three wheeled LSD, which was manufactured in Huddersfield between 1919 and 1924. Also on display is another model of the LSD, the Valveless (pictured left) made locally by David Brown Ltd, and which was recovered from South Africa.

 

Kirklees Light Railway

The Kirklees Light Railway opened to the public on 19th October 1991, although the foundations of the line date back to around the mid 19th Century. Climb aboard for a wonderful journey behind one of the little engines, Owl, Hawk, Jay, Badger or Fox along the 15” narrow-gauge railway through the south Pennine foothills. At the Shelley terminus you will find a tea room, and children’s play area, and on return to Clayton West you will find another play area for the children and a shop and café.

 

John Smith's stadiumJohn Smiths Stadium

Huddersfield is very proud of its Rugby League history, which was founded here in 1895. Originally known as the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, and more lately the Galpharm Stadium,  the John Smiths Stadium is home to the Huddersfield Giants RLFC and Huddersfield Town Football Club. This 24,000 seat stadium is one of West Yorkshire’s leading sporting, leisure and music venues. Among the impressive facilities is the Conference Centre, Community Health and Leisure pod, golf course, 9 screen cinema, coffee shop, restaurant and bar. Guided tours are available most days where you can see the dressing rooms, and even wander through the tunnel and sit in the pitch side “dug out”.