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, Historic house or home
Tue - Sat: 10:00-16:00
Bank holiday Monday: 10:00-16:00
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
- 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.
- Any age
- Family friendly
Free with museum entry. Some associated events will be charged for.
Open during museum hours from August 2014. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
- 13 May 2016 6-8pm
Join us for a murder mystery evening at Bankfield Museum. Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the mystery at the Mansion. Who did it? Suitable for children from 8 years old. Including light refreshments.
- Family friendly
£9.50 per adult and 6.50 for children. Must be accompanied by a parent/carer. To purchase tickets for these events please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale or call 01422 352334.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org