Category Archives: Museums

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>>

Bankfield entrance

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

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>>

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