Category Archives: Museums

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>>

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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

Sam Sweeney, Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the Year (2015), is making a special appearance at Bankfield Museum as part of the programme of events remembering the First World War, commemorated in the award-winning For King and Country exhibition.   On Saturday 17 March at 2pm, Sam, a member of the bands Bellowhead and Leveret,… read more … about Award-winning folk musician comes to Bankfield Museum>>

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A new exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax will showcase the town’s rich textile past through an exploration of patterns.  For the very first time, the museum will display selection of historical pattern books, carpet designs and samples from 19th Century Halifax mills in the new exhibition Perspectives on Pattern – on display from Saturday… read more … about Material matters at Bankfield Museum>>

A new painting by local artist Kate Lycett is now on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The painting shows Bankfield Museum alongside All Souls’ Church and features of the model village of Akroydon, now part of Boothtown in Halifax. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said: “It’s great that this… read more … about New painting puts Bankfield in the frame>>

The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 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 Christmas crafts at Shibden Hall>>

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the seventh annual Calderdale Open art exhibition. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 11 November, features a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and… read more … about Calderdale Open art exhibition at Bankfield Museum>>

Open art