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Talk, Wed 6 Sep 2017

Victorian Fairies in Art

Victorian Fairies in Art


As part of the Friends of Cliffe Castle programme of talks we will be joined by art historian and lecturer Tim Stimson.

Tim Stimson spent time living as part of the Findhorn community in Scotland, a commuity founded to communicate and cooperate with the Faerie realm.

His talk will include a look at our earlier beliefs in fairies.

In Scandinavia they are called the Huldra folk/hidden folk; in Britain many ancient names such as Wights, Hobgoblin and Elf preceeded the childrens' nursery concept of the pretty and inoffensive nature spirits.

In Ireland one name they are known by is the Good People, which suggets it is better to stay on good terms with them, for they have not dissapeared...

Tim Stimson will also look at fairy painting, which is a uniquely British contribution to art and can be dated to 1789 and William Blake.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Sep 2017 14:00
Opening Times
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm
Last admission 3.30pm

Closed Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Christmas opening times
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, New Years Day & 2nd January

Cliffe Castle cafe is currently closed due to refurbishment work in the park.




    Phone: 01535 618231


    Spring Gardens Lane,
    BD20 6LH



    See location of Cliffe Castle Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 056422  Lat: 53.87660 Long: -1.91622

    Cliffe Castle lies in a park on the outskirts of Keighley off the A629 Skipton Road. Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from Keighley railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station.
    Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 miles from Keighley railway station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups