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.
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.
Please note that Bankfield Museum will be closed for Christmas from 3pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 10am.
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 and an accessible toilet are all on the ground floor. Baby changing facilities are also available.
A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase on the Ground Floor.
There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our Shop on the Ground Floor.
What's on at Bankfield Museum
Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day.
The BBC's drama Gentleman Jack is the most recent interpretation of diarist Anne Lister, who recorded her life in great detail from 1806 t
An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack.