Opening during COVID

Please read our COVID guide to find out about the changes we've made to keep you safe. 

The Kirklees Council site will tell you about the latest opening hours.

Who are The Friends?

Kirklees Volunteers

Founded in 1988, the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are a voluntary support group for this wonderfully authentic 16th Century Manor House in Yorkshire - and for its surrounding 110 acres of country park. You can see some of us on this video, talking about our work.

Read more: Who are The Friends?

Past Projects

friends at the apple pressThe Friends have taken part in a large number of projects over the years, indoors and out.

Read more: Past Projects

The Friends in Action

friends in actionThe Friends take on many and varied tasks in the house and grounds. Come and see some of our activities.

Read more: The Friends in Action

Best of Friends

friends in costumeIf you're thinking of joining us and are interested in who we are perhaps you’d like to know a little bit more about us and our history-so here's a brief outline for you. We've never been short of Volunteers at Oakwell, even before the Friends were founded,  


Read more: Best of Friends

Membership of the Friends

join the friends of oakwell hallWhilst many people join the Friends simply because they appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Hall and Park, others join because of the 'hands on' opportunities available on site. Friends work closely with the dedicated staff at Oakwell and provide assistance both inside and outside the Hall.. 


Read more: Membership of the Friends

Friends Discounts

friends discountsWe celebrated 30 years of the Friends in 2018. The following membership extras apply to all existing and new members.

Read more: Friends Discounts

Friends Newsletters



Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are proud to announce another success in the BAFM newsletter competition. 

Read more: Friends Newsletters

Keeping in Touch

keep in touch with the friends of oakwell hallThe best way to keep in touch is to join the Friends and receive our hard copy newsletter on a regular basis! If you prefer to simply receive an email now and then, please join our mailing list.

Read more: Keeping in Touch

Google Translate

Support the Friends

The Friends is a voluntary group, and our work would not continue without the support of people like you. If you can make a donation of any amount, please click the button. Thank you.



You can aearch for books about Yorkshire here
Or search for any amazon product using the box