Category Archives: Museums

Gentleman Jack fans can now enjoy costumes from the iconic TV series for longer – Bankfield Museum in Halifax has extended its unique exhibition due to unprecedented visitor numbers. 16,500 people visited the costume display in summer 2019. It opened on Friday 12 July and was originally scheduled to run until Saturday 26 October, but… read more … about Gentleman Jack costume display extended due to popular demand>>

Gentleman Jack costumes at Bankfield Museum

A new exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, will tell the fascinating story of the town through paintings and photographs from the past 100 years. ‘A Town Through Time’ opens on Saturday 19 October and will feature artwork from Calderdale Council’s museums collections, including works by talented Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman. Miles… read more … about A century of Brighouse on canvas and camera>>

Bridge End painting by Miles Sharp

The remarkable lives of Anne Lister and the Brontë sisters will be in the spotlight at a unique one-day conference at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, hosted by Calderdale Council and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On Monday 14 October, Bankfield Museum will welcome scholars, museum professionals and special guests to talk about the extraordinary legacy of… read more … about Celebrating the lives of Anne Lister and the Brontës>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale residents and visitors are being urged not to miss three exciting exhibitions hosted by the Council’s Museums Service, covering themes from Calderdale’s role in the Second World War to the region’s artistic talents. The ninth annual Calderdale Open art exhibition will feature a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles created by professional… read more … about Exciting exhibitions bring local stories to life>>

Fans of Gentleman Jack have an exclusive opportunity to get up close to costumes worn in the hugely successful BBC and HBO series about Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax. Calderdale Council has teamed up with the costumes’ designer, Tom Pye, to display a selection of outfits and accessories at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, from… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes showcased in Calderdale>>

Fabulous period costumes from the time of Anne Lister are on display as part of the new Fashion Gallery at Bankfield Museum. The recently opened gallery takes up the entire top floor of the museum and showcases a range of fashions from ancient Egypt to the modern day. It includes a selection of iconic dresses… read more … about Anne Lister period fashions in the new Fashion Gallery>>

1820s dress

A major new exhibition focusing on all areas of fashion, from historic designs to contemporary trends, is coming soon to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The Fashion Gallery opens on Saturday 11 May and takes up the entire top floor of the museum, showcasing centuries of fabulous fashions and textiles. On display are never before seen… read more … about Fabulous fashions at Bankfield Museum>>