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Ilkley Manor House is an important, historic Grade I listed building that stands on the remains of a Roman fort. The House, which dates back to c. 1390, is open every weekend and is free to enter.

Not only is it one of the region’s oldest domestic buildings, Ilkley Manor House is also a museum, an art gallery, an exhibition space and a live venue, all run by the Ilkley Manor House Trust.

Visit the heritage display to discover Ilkley’s intriguing past, have a sensory stroll through the replica medieval herb garden, take in some art in the Solar Gallery (a permanent space showcasing new work by various artists), or simply relax in the tranquil setting of the Courtyard.

Whilst visiting, why not pick up a copy of Ilkley Manor House's busy programme of cultural events and activities, which includes pop-up art installations, exhibitions, theatrical performances, musical treats, craft fairs and more.  
         
Ilkley Manor House is a short walk from Ilkley rail and bus stations and from town centre car parks. The ground floor of the building has no steps and is wheelchair accessible, whilst the first floor can only be accessed by stairs. The Ilkley Manor House Trust is working towards making the House fully-accessible for all visitors.

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Events

Saturday, 4th May 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

Ilkley Manor House ExteriorThe OverlookedThe Solar Gallery artists return to Ilkley Manor House
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Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

An old photographThe Ben Rhydding HydroDiscover the fascinating history of the Ben Rhydding Hydro at Ilkley Manor House
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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Saturday, 20th July 2024

Wednesday, 18th September 2024 - Thursday, 19th September 2024

An embroidered faceMedieval Embroidery WorkshopLearn medieval embroidery at Ilkley Manor House
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Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Sunday, 30th June 2024

Ilkley Manor House ExteriorSummer Maker's FairIlkley Manor House’s summer maker's fair.
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Friday, 12th July 2024 - Friday, 12th July 2024

A group of people posing Living With MachinesLiving with Machine play at the Ilkley Manor House
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Sunday, 8th September 2024

Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Sunday, 15th September 2024

Saturday, 12th October 2024 - Saturday, 12th October 2024

Saturday, 9th November 2024 - Saturday, 9th November 2024

Saturday, 14th December 2024 - Saturday, 14th December 2024

Family Fun Family FunFamily fun days at Ilkley Manor House
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Sunday, 25th August 2024 - Sunday, 25th August 2024

Bard in the YardBard in the YardAn Ilkley Players Fringe Production. A Summer Feast from the Works of Mr William Shakespeare. Saturday 24th August 2024 at 7.30pm in the Wildman Studio at Ilkley Playhouse and Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August at 2.00pm at the Manor House Yard.
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Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Sunday, 15th September 2024

Heritage Open Days in IlkleyHeritage Open DaysCelebrate Heritage Open Days at Ilkley Manor House
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Friday, 11th October 2024 - Friday, 11th October 2024

Will Finn and Rosie CalvertWill Finn And Rosie CalvertIlkley Manor House presents Will Finn and Rosie Calvert
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Friday, 8th November 2024 - Friday, 8th November 2024

Sam Dunn and Nina ClarkSam Dunn And Nina ClarkIlkley Manor House presents Sam Dunn and Nina Clark
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Children

  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Ilkley station is 0.5 miles away.

Ilkley Manor House

Type:Heritage Centre

Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
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Tel01943 607 030

Opening Times

* Normal Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00 *

WINTER
The House will close for winter at 16:00 on Sunday, 17 December, reopening with the spring programme during February 2024.

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