Category Archives: Museums

A new heritage centre, which will tell the story of The Piece Hall and Halifax, will be one of the key attractions when The Piece Hall re-opens on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Preparations at ‘The Piece Hall Story’, in the south arcade of The Piece Hall, are well underway, and a range of artefacts has… read more … about Piecing together the history of Halifax>>

Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.  The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.  There’s a mix of old and new… read more … about Pick up your Events and Festivals guide>>

Wild West exhibition

A taste of the Wild West is coming to Calderdale, as Bankfield Museum’s long-awaited latest exhibition rolls into town.  To mark the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death, Bankfield Museum is hosting a Wild West exhibition, with a wide variety of Native American and Western artefacts now on display.  Buffalo Bill, born William F. Cody, almost… read more … about From the Wild West to West Yorkshire>>

Wild West

Two major new exhibitions are now on display at Bankfield Museum.  Hand in Glove and Shared Histories both provide a fascinating look at aspects of history, but in very different ways.   Shared Histories is an exhibition of artworks by the artist Eva Mileusnic, which tells of both hers and her family’s experiences relating to the… read more … about Two more reasons to visit Bankfield>>

Bankfield entrance

The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 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 Get Christmas wrapped up at Shibden Hall>>

Shibden Hall

Calderdale Council recently identified items from Halifax Magistrates Court which it considered to be of historical value to local people. The Council asked Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service to consider gifting these items to the Council for inclusion in its museums collections, to enable the items to be professionally conserved and made available for… read more … about Keeping our heritage alive>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the sixth annual Calderdale Open Art exhibition.  The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 24 September, features a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. Artists have been submitting work in a… read more … about Open Art at Bankfield>>

It’s now two years since Bankfield Museum opened its doors to the ‘For King and Country’ exhibition, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Calderdale Council set up the exhibition to commemorate the area’s contribution to the First World War, by sharing over 60 local stories, hundreds of objects and various archives from the… read more … about An anniversary fit ‘For King and Country’>>