Category Archives: Museums

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>>

Hundreds of images of Calderdale Council’s collection of oil paintings are now available online to select, buy and print for your own home!  330 high resolution images are now available at www.bridgemanimages.com(external link), including works by John Atkinson Grimshaw, Thérèse Lessore and Marcus Stone.   The varied collection ranges from traditional views of Calderdale and… read more … about Home is where the art is>>

Smith Art Gallery

Filming at Shibden Hall will start again from Monday 3 September, meaning it will be closed to visitors from this date. The historic hall is being used to film the new BBC and HBO drama series, Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. Written by Sally Wainwright, the series will explore Anne’s life and… read more … about Don’t miss out on Shibden Hall visit>>

Anne Lister book

A new guidebook exploring the history of Anne Lister is now on sale. The story of Anne Lister (also known as Gentleman Jack) will soon be hitting our TV screens in the new BBC and HBO drama series, starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. ‘Gentleman Jack’ is written by screenwriter Sally Wainwright and will explore… read more … about Wondering what all the fuss is about Gentleman Jack?>>

Anne Lister book

West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors.  The information has been released on a new video highlighting the amazing attractions across the county and encouraging people to take pride in their local museums and galleries.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet… read more … about West Yorkshire’s local museums contributing millions of pounds to economy>>

Bankfield entrance

Two new exhibitions are coming to Bankfield Museum in June, one exploring the museum’s large and varied shoe collection and the other celebrating all things sweet and the history of Calderdale confectionary. The Shoes exhibition opens on Saturday 9 June and will showcase stylish footwear from Calderdale collections, including grand Georgian shoes and styles from… read more … about Stylish shoes and sweet treats at Bankfield Museum>>

Shoes