Bankfield Museum

Bankfield Museum
Boothtown Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX3 6HG
England

Website

www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/bankfield-museum/index.html

E-mail

bankfield.museum@calderdale.gov.uk

Telephone

01422 352334

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Exterior image of Bankfield Museum in Halifax
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Library, Historic house or home

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

FREE

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
For King and Country exhibition image

For King and Country

  • 2 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free with museum entry. Some associated events will be charged for.
Open during museum hours from August 2014. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/

For King and Country open day 2nd August

For King and Country- opening day

  • 2 August 2014

Join us for the opening of the new exhibition commemorating the region’s involvement and experiences in the First World War. Plus related activities and tours, suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/king-and-country-opening-day

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Gallery tours at Bankfiled Museums

First World War Gallery Tours

  • 5 August 2014 2-3pm
  • 2 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 7 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 4 November 2014 2-3pm
  • 2 December 2014 2-3pm

A guided tour of the new exhibition followed by Q&A with refreshments. For groups of ten or more, please contact us in advance to book a private tour.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person, includes refreshments.

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/first-world-war-gallery-tours

photograph of woman in ww1 clothing

Great War Fashion Event with History Wardrobe

  • 23 August 2014 1:30-4pm

Presentations looking at women in the Great War through their fashion and clothing and a closer look at some of Bankfield Museum’s costume collection. Tickets include refreshments. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£16.00 per ticket, includes refreshments.

Website

http://www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/great-war-fashion-event-history-wardrobe

Women and children in Cologne waiting to get milk which is allowed only for children under three years of age and for the sick. 17 March 1919.

Centenary talk at Bankfield with Angela Clare

  • 20 September 2014 2-3:30pm

Join us for the first of a series of talks on local topics linked to the First World War, followed by Q and A with refreshments. Angela Clare, Project Officer for the For King and Country Project recounts several Yorkshire families’ wartime experiences.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3.00 per person, includes refreshments.

Website

http://www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/centenary-talk-bankfield-angela-clare

Photograph showing group of children on cobbled street during WW1

First World War Family Open Day

  • 25 October 2014 10am-4pm

A day of First World War themed activities, music and tours. Suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/first-world-war-family-open-day

Calderdale's Centenary Conference at Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Calderdale's First World War History Conference

  • 27 October 2014 10am-4pm

A chance for local individuals and history groups to meet, share research and discuss future centenary projects and events. Hear speakers from local research resources and on a range of topics related to the war in this region.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10.00 per ticket. Light lunch and refreshments included in ticket price.

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/calderdales-first-world-war-history-conference

Thingumajig Theatre present A November Day at Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Thingumajig Theatre present- A November Day

  • 30 October 2014 2-3pm

In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.

Marking the centenary of the First World War, this play explores the timely question of how we remember.

A November Day was created in association with The Imperial War Museum North.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/thingumajig-theatre-present-november-day

photograph of field communications during ww1

Centenary Talk at Bankfield with David Millichope

  • 1 November 2014 2-3pm

Join us for The second of our series of talks on local topics linked to the First World War, followed by Q and A with refreshments. This talk will be provided by David Millichope from the Halifax Great War Heritage Association.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person, includes refreshments.

Website

http://www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/centenary-talk-bankfield-david-millichope

Centenary talk @ Bankfield- Richard Smith

Centenary Talk at Bankfield: Richard Smith

  • 22 November 2014 2-3:30pm

The third of a series of talks on local topics linked to the First World War, followed by Q and A with refreshments. Richard Smith shares his research into his grandfather and two brothers from Boothtown who all served and survived the war.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person, includes refreshments.

Website

http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/centenary-talk-bankfield-richard-smith

Christmas

A Centenary Christmas

  • 13 December 2014 10am-4pm

Join us for a Christmas themed day looking at what life was like at Christmas 100 years ago, with stalls, refreshments, live music, activities and presentations. Free, day-time events suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson/events/centenary-christmas

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Saturday Art Club

http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/bankfield-museum/events.html#subcontent

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 jeffrey.andrews@calderdale.gov.uk

Embroider the World

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=145

Learn embroidery techniques from world textiles such as chain stitch, bead and mirror work for your own textile creations.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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