Heptonstall Museum

Heptonstall Museum exterior

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.



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. 


There is a single toilet available for use.


There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our shop.

Room Hire

Heptonstall Museum is available for private hire- please contact us for details.