Category Archives: Gentleman Jack

Following the confirmation from the Prime Minister that the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead as planned from Monday 17 May, Calderdale Council is reviewing the impact on its services. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown sees… read more … about Safely welcoming the further easing of restrictions>>

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to Shibden Hall from Monday 3 August 2020. The historic hall has been closed since Friday 20 March due to COVID-19 restrictions. The museum and shop will now reopen with tickets only available to book in advance online at museums.calderdale.gov.uk from Monday 27 July…. read more … about Shibden Hall to reopen from August>>

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Shibden Hall will reopen on Saturday 14 March following its winter closure period. During the closure, staff have been hard at work ensuring the historic home and its collections are preserved. The Hall and barn have been thoroughly cleaned alongside a programme of careful conservation work on many of the objects on display. Improvements have… read more … about Shibden Hall reopens to visitors>>

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This Valentine’s Day, Calderdale Museums is offering the chance for visitors to get up close with characters like Mr Darcy and Poldark…or their costumes at least! Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition featuring the costumes worn in some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many… read more … about New exhibition brings iconic costumes to Halifax>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

After its most successful year ever, Shibden Hall will close for winter from Christmas Eve, to ensure it’s ready for what’s set to be another busy season. The Hall will be open seven days a week up to and including Christmas Eve  (normal opening is 10am-4pm, Christmas Eve opening is 10am-3pm), and will reopen from… read more … about Winter break for Shibden Hall>>

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On Saturday 7 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Craft Fair event. The fair will be held from 10am-4pm and the museum will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy the fantastic exhibitions currently on display at Bankfield,… read more … about Christmas crafts at Bankfield Museum>>

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A magical Winter Craft Fair at the internationally famous Shibden Hall, Halifax, will mark the last few weeks of the museum’s most successful season yet. Visitor numbers have trebled since Shibden featured in Sally Wainwright’s BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, which told the story of Anne Lister – lesbian, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner… read more … about The Gentleman Jack effect>>

Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones, and Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle

Gentleman Jack fans can now enjoy costumes from the iconic TV series for longer – Bankfield Museum in Halifax has extended its unique exhibition due to unprecedented visitor numbers. 16,500 people visited the costume display in summer 2019. It opened on Friday 12 July and was originally scheduled to run until Saturday 26 October, but… read more … about Gentleman Jack costume display extended due to popular demand>>

Gentleman Jack costumes at Bankfield Museum