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.
Heritage Open Days: Great War Collection Day
- 12 September 2015
Great War Memorabilia Day
The format will roughly follow that of the Antiques Roadshow where members of the public will be invited to bring along photographs and other memorabilia of the Great War for assessment and research by local historians
In many cases it should be possible to provide information on the day from local knowledge and by researching on-line archives such as Ancestry, the National Archives and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In other cases it may be necessary to spend time after the day's event in following up lines of research.
- Any age
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 email@example.com