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
- 25 January — 26 April 2014
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.
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.
Saturday Art Club
- 14 December 2013 10:30am-12:30pm
- 18 January 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
- 1 February 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
- 15 February 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
- 1 March 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
- 15 March 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
- 29 March 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
Fun and creative workshops for children at Bankfield Museum every fortnight. We explore a variety of arts and craft activities using the gallery exhibitions and museum collections for inspiration.
Sessions cost £5 per child plus an annual membership fee of £2. This includes all materials and refreshments.
To book a place please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email email@example.com
- Family friendly
- Especially for children
Each session costs £5.00 per child including all materials and refreshments. There is a £2 annual membership charge to join.
Pirate Pictures with Chris Mould
- 8 February 2014 1-2:30pm, 2:15-3:30pm
Join award winning artist Chris Mould and be inspired to draw your very own Pirate in this swashbuckling family activity.
£5 per person. Pre-booking essential.
- Any age
£5 per person
- 15 February 2014 2-3:30pm
Music and songs from the Pirates of Penzance and other favourites performed by the Halifax Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Price includes refreshments.
- Any age
£5.00 adults, £4 concessions, includes refreshments
Sparks! Half- Term fun
- 26 — 27 February 2014
Tuesday 25 February- Learn how to speak like a pirate and make a telescope
Wednesday 26 February- Search for the Bankfield Booty
Thursday 27 February- Join Captain Plankfield for stories and make a pirate ship.
Friday 28 February- Learn to swordfight like a pirate and make your own parrot.
£3.50 per child for each activity session. Sessions run 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 2pm and 2pm to 3pm
£3.50 per child for each activity session. Sessions run 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.
The Pirates! exhibition is free and open daily 10am to 4pm.
- 1 March 2014 10am-4pm
£5.00 per child or £4.00 for PTL holders per 45 minute session
Saturday 1 March- 10:30am to 11:15am, 11:30am to 12:15pm, 1:00pm to 1:45pm and 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pirates! exhibition open 10am to 4pm- free entry.
£5.00 per child or £4.00 for PTL holders per 45 minuet session
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