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

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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 *on now

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/

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

  • 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

Centenary talk @ Bankfield- Richard Smith

Centenary Talk at Bankfield: Richard Smith

  • 22 November 2014 2-3:30pm *on now

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

Address from the Belgian refugees

Belgian Refugees in Halifax

  • 17 January 2015 2-3:30pm

A Saturday talk on Belgian Refugees in Halifax linked to the First World War,
followed by Q&A with refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3 per person. Places limited so if possible please book in advance at museums.calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 352334

Website

http://www.calderdale.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=125122&sid=

photograph of white poppies

Halifax’s conscientious objectors

  • 21 February 2015 2-3:30pm

A Saturday talk linked to the First World War, followed by Q&A with refreshments.

Cyril Pearce, author of Comrades in Conscience, will talk about Halifax’s conscientious objectors in the Great War.

Places limited so please book in advance at museums.calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 352334.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3.00 per person includes refreshment.

Website

http://www.calderdale.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=125123&sid=

New Zealand machine gunners fitting machine gun belts with cartridges

Machine Guns in WW1

  • 7 March 2015 2-3:30pm

John Spencer, Military Curator at the Bankfield Museum, tells us about the use of the machine gun in WW1. This is part of a series of talks on local topics linked to the First World war followed by Q and A session with refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost £3.00 - refreshments included. Where possible please book in advance.

Website

http://www.calderdale.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=125126&sid=

black and white photograph of infantry with kit

Myths and Perceptions of the Great War

  • 25 April 2015 2pm

This is part of a series of talks on local topics linked to the First World War followed by Q and A session.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost £3.00 - refreshments included. Where possible please book in advance.

Website

http://www.calderdale.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=125128&sid=

photograph of poppies in field

British Artists and the Great War

  • 9 May 2015 2-3:30pm

This is part of a series of talks on local topics linked to the First World War followed by Q and A session.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost £3.00 - refreshments included. Where possible please book in advance.

Website

http://www.calderdale.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=125130&sid=

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.

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.

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

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