With its internationally important collection of textiles, weird and wonderful objects from around the world, and a varied programme of exhibitions and events, there is much to see and enjoy.
The historic house of the Akroyd family is also home to the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum and the Marble Gallery, a new selling space for contemporary craft.
For the First World War Centenary in 2014-2018, Bankfield Museum is creating a new exhibition and series of events to explore the region's contribution to the First World War and its impact on the region.
Museum, Gallery, Library, Historic house or home
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bank Holiday Mondays only 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Please contact prior to visit to discuss access.
Free onsite parking. Coach drop off at main road due to narrow gateways.
Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War
For King and Country
- 1 August 2014 — 21 December 2018
Bankfield Museum explores the region's contribution to the First World War and its impact on the region in a new exhibition and series of events for 2014 - 2018.
- Any age
Free with museum entry. Some associated events will be charged for.
Open during museum hours from August 2014- Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
- 25 January — 26 April 2014 *on now
A swashbuckling exhibition of pirates, treasure and adventure featuring original drawings from 'Pirates n' Pistols', the award winning children's book by Chris Mould.
Celebrate the launch of of the pirates exhibition with the featured artist Chris Mould who will sign copies of his award winning book "Pirates 'n' Pistols". 2pm.
- Any age
FREE exhibition. Some events will be charged for.
Museums at Night: A Victorian Murder Mystery
- 16 May 2014 6-8pm
For Musueums at Night 2014 join us for Banfkield Chronicles - A Victorian Murder Mystery. Suitable for families and children from 8 year old. Light refreshments included.
Saturday Art Club
Fantastic fun for a Saturday morning. Children aged 8-14 years can take part in a fun and creative workshop at Bankfield Museum where we explore a variety of art and craft activities using the gallery exhibitions and museum collections for inspiration.
How to obtain
£5 per workshop. To book please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email email@example.com
Embroider the World
Learn embroidery techniques from world textiles such as chain stitch, bead and mirror work for your own textile creations.
- This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.