A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.

Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.

Bankfield Museum's displays cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. We also host temporary exhibitions including costume, embroidery, quilting, textile art, paintings and photography.

Where to find us

We are only a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free onsite parking and nearby public transport links.

Address

  • Bankfield Museum
  • Akroyd Park
  • Boothtown Road
  • Halifax
  • HX3 6HG

Get in touch

Phone:
01422352334
Twitter:
@BankfieldMuseum
Facebook:
/BankfieldMuseum

Accessibility

Disabled parking is to the rear of building with access via a ramp. All of the Ground Floor is wheelchair accessible (main areas and galleries of museum). Toilets, disabled toilet and baby change are all on ground floor. Large print labels available for exhibitions. Handling boxes available for visually impaired visitors . Please contact us to discuss any requirements, staff will be glad to help.

Opening Hours

Open Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00-16:00

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00

Facilities

Parking

The car park is located close to the main entrance of the site, which is via an internal flight of steps into the Main Hall. Further parking and disabled parking spaces are around the back of the Museum, with access via a ramp onto level floors throughout the ground floor. 

Toilets

Separate male, female and accessible toilets. Baby changing facilities within the disabled toilet.

Refreshments

A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase on the Ground Floor.

Shop

There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our Shop on the Ground Floor.

Room hire

Bankfield Museum has a selection or rooms available for private hire- please contact us for details.

Admission

Free

What's on at Bankfield Museum