Category Archives: Museums

Akroyd Library, just outside Halifax, will reopen on Tuesday 15 August after refurbishment and improvement work.  Calderdale Council’s Akroyd Library is within the Bankfield Museum site and has been transformed as part of wider development works to the museum. The library’s Grade II listed shelving has been improved and new flooring has been installed. The… read more … about Restoration work at historic Bankfield and Akroyd>>

Akroyd library

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

Two paintings with historic links to The Piece Hall in Halifax have undergone careful conservation ahead of the official re-opening of the building on 1 August 2017.  John Hoppner’s portrait of John Caygill and Anderson’s ‘Piece Hall’, from Calderdale Museums Collections, will be displayed in The Piece Hall Story, a new heritage centre which will… read more … about Caygill returns to The Piece Hall>>

Cllr Swift with portrait

A new heritage centre, which will tell the story of The Piece Hall and Halifax, will be one of the key attractions when The Piece Hall re-opens on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Preparations at ‘The Piece Hall Story’, in the south arcade of The Piece Hall, are well underway, and a range of artefacts has… read more … about Piecing together the history of Halifax>>

Conductors Badge

Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.  The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.  There’s a mix of old and new… read more … about Pick up your Events and Festivals guide>>

Wild West exhibition

A taste of the Wild West is coming to Calderdale, as Bankfield Museum’s long-awaited latest exhibition rolls into town.  To mark the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death, Bankfield Museum is hosting a Wild West exhibition, with a wide variety of Native American and Western artefacts now on display.  Buffalo Bill, born William F. Cody, almost… read more … about From the Wild West to West Yorkshire>>

Wild West

Two major new exhibitions are now on display at Bankfield Museum.  Hand in Glove and Shared Histories both provide a fascinating look at aspects of history, but in very different ways.   Shared Histories is an exhibition of artworks by the artist Eva Mileusnic, which tells of both hers and her family’s experiences relating to the… read more … about Two more reasons to visit Bankfield>>

Bankfield entrance

The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.  Held in the magnificent setting of the Grade II* listed Shibden Hall, the Christmas Craft Fair will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping. … read more … about Get Christmas wrapped up at Shibden Hall>>

Shibden Hall