Category Archives: Museums

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

Calderdale Museums’ winter craft fairs are returning for 2021 with both Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum hosting special events in the run up to Christmas. Although Shibden Hall is closed for its winter break, it will be open especially for the Winter Craft Fair, which is taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November… read more … about Get Christmas all wrapped up at Calderdale Museums>>

Shibden in the snow

A cutting-edge exhibition showcasing the influence of the West Riding of Yorkshire on contemporary fashion is coming to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place opens on Saturday 18 September during London Fashion Week, and runs until 5 March 2022, as part of an exciting collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts… read more … about Major exhibition combines fashion and a sense of place>>

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place

Shibden Hall is 600 years old and as part of work planned to celebrate, Calderdale Council is asking visitors to share their memories, stories or photographs of the Hall, or any creative work influenced by Shibden’s present or past. The first reference to Shibden Hall was in 1420/21, meaning the iconic Calderdale building is celebrating… read more … about Share your memories of Shibden for 600th anniversary celebrations>>

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Online celebrations for Anne Lister’s 230th birthday will connect thousands of people across the globe to the story of this remarkable woman and her historic home. On Saturday 3 April 2021, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire (1791-1840) would have been 230 years old. It’s also a landmark year for the Hall, which… read more … about Happy birthday Anne Lister and Shibden Hall!>>

Anne Lister portrait

Bankfield Museum is opening on Tuesday 27 October with a new exhibition, ‘The Grand Tour’ – taking visitors on a tour of Europe through some incredible paintings and stories.  The Halifax-based museum has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions. As nearby Shibden Hall closes for its annual winter break from Monday 19 October,… read more … about Bankfield Museum reopens with a Grand Tour of Europe>>

Grand Tour

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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