Following the withdrawal of Museum services from the Mansion in Crow Nest Park, The Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion was formed by members of the local community in November 2016. In April 2017 we became a Charitable Community Benefit Society to ensure that we can receive the funding and support required to make this exciting project happen.

Our vision is to create a welcoming, vibrant building in which all sections of the community meets and experiences activities which promote well-being, creativity, learning and empowerment, sustained by a range of suitable income-generating activities which fit with our core values.

Community Asset Transfer

Kirklees Council is currently working with local community groups to transfer assets, such as the Mansion, for the benefit of local communities. We were successful in our Expression of Interest (April 2017) and have since submitted a comprehensive Business Plan which Council Officers and Locality assessed and informed us was “on the whole good”, back in August 2017. Now in 2018, we are still working on the transfer of this beautiful heritage building and will keep you up to date via this website, newsletter, and our blog. Check out our About page for more information on the story so far.

Want to Support or Learn More?

The Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion and Dewsbury Park Mansion Community Hub were formed by members of our local Dewsbury community, for our local community. We would love to welcome you as part of the efforts to provide a welcoming, thriving community business for the benefit of all.

Our mailing list will keep you up to date, suggest ways you might like to support, and fill you in on events aimed at strengthening our Dewsbury Community.

June 2018 Update: News, Events and More!

Moving Forward June brings you updates on: forthcoming events including a celebration to mark the 125th Anniversary of the opening of the Park, plus community competition opportunities later in 2018 the status of the Community Asset Transfer New Board Members Crow...