Bankfield Museum

Bankfield Museum exterior

Please note that in January 2018 there are essential building works at Bankfield, which affect access to some areas. 

From 8th to 19th January 2018 the Main Entrance at Bankfield will be closed. Access will be via the left side door, or the accessible entrance at the back of the Museum.

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. See our Exhibition Page for full listings.

The top floor of the Museum is currently home to 'For King and Country', an award winning exhibition commemorating the region's involvement in the First World War.

The Museum and all exhibitions are free entry. Bankfield Museum also has a shop and refreshments on sale.

We are a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links.














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. 


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


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.

Room hire

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

Resources for people living with Dementia

In Akroyd Library, within Bankfield Museum are new 'Stuff & Stories' boxes available during Akroyd Library opening hours