Shibden Hall

shibden hall
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For over 300 hundred years Shibden Hall was the home of the Lister family, but the house itself is even older, first built in about 1420. Many generations of people and their families have lived and worked here, and all have left their mark on its history.

Shibden’s owners were people with whom we can identify today. On moving into the house they changed the decorations as personal taste and fashion demanded. They added to the building and they took things away. They did not freeze their home at a certain date, but were happy to place furnishings they liked and examples of new technology alongside the things they inherited.

The Hall today reflects this continual development. The house is an accumulation of objects of many dates, providing evidence of how people lived throughout Shibden’s time as a family home. The rooms and displays are set out as if someone has just slipped out for a moment, and may return just after you have moved on.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00.
Closed Mon-Fri.

Open Mon-Thurs 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00.
Closed Fri.

Open Mon-Tues 10:00-16:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00.
Closed Wed-Fri.

Admission charges

Adults: £4.50
Children 5-16 years / Senior Citizens / Passport to Leisure: £3.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £12.50
Group of 10 or more: £3.50 per person
Evening visits (minimum number 20): £9.00 per person.


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Archives, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

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.

The Victorian Servant

Fascinating information about the daily life of a Victorian servant, which could be very hard, depending on the household in which they worked and the jobs they had to do. Some households employed young girls who had to work very long hours for little money, and were often 'rescued' from the local workhouse.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Shibden Hall
Lister's Road
West Yorkshire




01422 352246

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