Regional museums to launch Tour de France initiative

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As part of the 100-day cultural festival ahead of this year’s Tour de France, Kirklees Museums and Galleries have organised ‘Le Tour des Musées’ to encourage local residents and visitors to visit all the museums and try a range of crafts and activities.

Visitors will be able to collect a leaflet which needs to be stickered at each of the sites to give them the chance to earn prizes for visiting three or more of the sites during the 100 days of the festival.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt will be launching ‘Le Tour des Musées’ by bicycle on March 29 when he will cycle between the museums. He will be joined by cycling museums staff Eric Brown, Emma Crowley and David Morby at different points during the day.

Tour related activities at Kirklees Museums:

Bagshaw Museum - Learn some French!

When you stop at Bagshaw Museum, learn a few Yorkshire phrases in French and see the display of cycling memorabilia.

Dewsbury Museum - Design a Jersey

When your tour reaches Dewsbury Museum design a jersey and add it to our string of bunting.

Oakwell Hall - Bicycle Treasure Hunt.

Celebrate the build-up to Le Grand Depart with a fun cycling themed quiz in the Hall’s walled gardens.

Red House - Le Grand Yorkshire

Tell us what’s great about Yorkshire as a place to live and visit in the build up to the Tour de France and Yorkshire Day. Visitors are welcome to add their favourite places to our interactive map of Yorkshire.

Tolson Museum - New display in the Transport gallery

Take ‘le Tour’ around Tolson and make sure that you don’t miss our cycling display. With a new panel for Le Grand Depart and a new case showing more of our cycling artifacts as well as other new transport related objects come and rediscover the exhibitions and stories of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Art Gallery - Enjoy Yorkshire Art!

L.S. Lowry’s painting of Chapel Hill captures the life, landscape, industry and energy of 1960s Huddersfield. Peter Brook’s expressive painting of a Brighouse flour mill portrays the local industrial landscape. Look out for our new exhibition of Yorkshire landscapes starting in May and the photographic portrait exhibition Yorkshire Made Me arriving in June.