TOLSON Museum will be closed for two days a week.
A top Kirklees Council official took the controversial decision this week to save money.
The Moldgreen attraction is currently open seven days a week from 11am to 5pm on weekdays and from midday to 5pm at the weekend.
But from November the museum will be closed on Mondays and Fridays during the winter.
Opening hours have also been cut to 11am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and midday to 4pm at weekends.
Next summer, Tolson Museum will be closed on Mondays and open from 11am to 5pm Tuesdays to Fridays. The venue will be open from midday to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Kirklees defines winter as November, December, January and February.
Kimiyo Rickett, the council’s assistant director for communities and leisure, decided on the cuts this week after the matter was passed on to her by elected councillors.
The new opening hours will come into force on October 1 at Tolson Museum as well as Oakwell Hall Visitor Centre in Birstall; Dewsbury Museum in Crow Nest Park and Bagshaw Museum in Batley.
Ms Rickett has also decided to reduce the opening hours at the council’s two historic houses – Oakwell Hall and Red House in Gomersal.