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A world-exclusive exhibition of costumes from Gentleman Jack will ensure the series lives on long after the BBC One finale on Sunday 29 May. The exhibition will open at the Calderdale Council-run Bankfield Museum just two days after the end of the second series of Sally Wainwright’s hugely popular BBC / HBO drama about Anne… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes take centre stage in Anne Lister’s hometown>>

Gentleman Jack © Lookout Point HBO. Photography Jay Brooks

A new resource, showcasing the magnificent architecture, landscape and buildings available to be used for filming in the Calderdale area, has now launched. The new website, www.filmcalderdale.co.uk(external link) has been launched by Calderdale Council following a recent string of successful productions which were filmed in the borough. This includes the hit BBC series, Gentleman Jack;… read more … about Shining the spotlight on filming opportunities in Calderdale>>

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Bankfield Museum in Halifax is opening a new exhibition exploring the different styles of fashion during the lifetime of the town’s famous resident, Anne Lister. Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, was a businesswoman, landowner, lesbian, scholar and traveller. Her incredible story, and iconic style, has become world-famous through Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack…. read more … about Exhibition explores a lifetime of fashion>>

1820s dress

Calderdale Council is marking the 600th birthday of Shibden Hall with a special exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The first mention of Shibden Hall was in 1420. For 500 years it was a family residence before passing into public ownership and becoming a museum. Over the last century, the hall and its picturesque park… read more … about Celebrating 600 years of Shibden Hall>>

Shibden in the snow

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