In the Old Grammar School building, at the centre of the ancient Pennine hilltop village of Heptonstall, you will find this welcoming Museum.
Many features of the building remain, including the original school desks and books. Displays focus on the importance of this charming village and surrounding area, from prehistoric times to the present day. Stories include the tale of the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners and the Battle of Heptonstall during the English Civil War.
The Museum makes the perfect starting point for exploring the area’s rich history, stunning landscape and inspiring literature, whether on foot, on public transport or by car.
Widdop from 6000BC
A new exhibition for 2017 of the archaeology and history of the Widdop Valley, in the South Pennine Landscape by Hebden Bridge Local History Society's Prehistory Section.
The exhibition is open during Heptonstall Museum opening times- weekends and Bank Holidays, March to October, 11am to 4pm.
There is a large visitor car park signposted on the left as you enter Heptonstall from Hebden Bridge. Parking is limited within the village itself. From the main visitor car park, head towards the village centre, where at the cross roads you can see a brown Museum sign. Follow the cobbled road uphill towards the old Grammar School which houses the Museum. Take the steps to the left of the buidling and turn right to the entrance.