Bankfield Museum

Bankfield Museum
Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire




01422 352334

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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


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

  • 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.

Suitable for

  • 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.


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.
Pirate illustration by Chris Mould


  • 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age


FREE exhibition. Some events will be charged for.


Three Victorian Characters

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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Adults: £9.50
Children: £6.50


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

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