Category Archives: Museums

Fans of Gentleman Jack have an exclusive opportunity to get up close to costumes worn in the hugely successful BBC and HBO series about Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax. Calderdale Council has teamed up with the costumes’ designer, Tom Pye, to display a selection of outfits and accessories at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, from… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes showcased in Calderdale>>

Fabulous period costumes from the time of Anne Lister are on display as part of the new Fashion Gallery at Bankfield Museum. The recently opened gallery takes up the entire top floor of the museum and showcases a range of fashions from ancient Egypt to the modern day. It includes a selection of iconic dresses… read more … about Anne Lister period fashions in the new Fashion Gallery>>

1820s dress

A major new exhibition focusing on all areas of fashion, from historic designs to contemporary trends, is coming soon to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The Fashion Gallery opens on Saturday 11 May and takes up the entire top floor of the museum, showcasing centuries of fabulous fashions and textiles. On display are never before seen… read more … about Fabulous fashions at Bankfield Museum>>

Shibden Hall is reopening to visitors from Saturday 2 March 2019, marking the start of an exciting new season that will see the museum and Halifax become familiar sights on TV screens around the world. The historic building will play a starring role in the brand new BBC and HBO drama, Gentleman Jack, which is… read more … about Welcome back to Shibden Hall>>

On Saturday 8 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Fair showcasing unique products alongside museum exhibits. The fair will be held from 10am-3pm throughout the museum, which will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for the festive season. Alongside the stalls, there are… read more … about Gifts galore at Bankfield Christmas Fair>>

Bankfield entrance

Calderdale’s contribution to commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War was recognised with a prestigious invite to the National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 11 November 2018. Staff from Calderdale Council’s Museums Service attended the ceremony, which marked the Centenary of the Armistice. This was thanks to… read more … about Last chance to visit Calderdale’s First World War exhibition>>

Shibden Hall is opening its doors for the annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The historic hall has been closed to the public since September while filming for the upcoming BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, has been taking place. Shibden won’t fully reopen to visitors until March 2019, but… read more … about A winter wonderland at Shibden Hall>>

Fashion lovers in Yorkshire are in for a treat, as the planned Fashion Gallery at Bankfield Museum in Halifax has received a significant funding award from The Textile Society. Bankfield Museum has been successful in securing The Textile Society’s prestigious Museums, Archive and Conservation Award, which is designed to support textile related projects. The museum… read more … about A fashionable future for Bankfield Museum>>