Shibden Hall is the focus of a new BBC drama series written by Sally Wainwright, 'Gentleman Jack' exploring the life of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840) and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series, entitled 'Gentleman Jack' will be aired on the BBC from the 19th May and also on HBO in 2019.
The Hall is now re-open after its closures in 2018 while the series was filmed. We are ready to welcome you to the Hall where we can see where Anne Lister lived and areas that feature in 'Gentleman Jack'.
Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840).
Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn.
The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam. The surrounding park is open as usual.
Where to find us
Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax with close links to public transport.
There are frequent buses every 15 minutes or better from Monday to Saturday passing Shibden Hall, between Halifax and Bradford, Halifax and Todmorden/Burnley and Halifax and Brighouse. with other regular and less frequent services throughout the week. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.
Due to the historic nature of the architecture of Shibden Hall there is restricted access for wheelchair users to the Ground Floor only. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Hall (accessed off Lister's Road). Please ring the bell on the right as you enter the courtyard for level access to the Hall- a member of staff will come and meet you and show you the way in. The historic barn is accessible to a degree, but please be aware there are uneven cobbles on the floor. The Folk Museum is not wheelchair accessible. An accessible toilet is to the right of the disabled parking area. For access advice or assistance, please contact Shibden Hall prior to your visit, staff will be happy to help.
These opening hours apply from March to October.
Limited car parking is available off Shibden Hall Road with a short walk down to the Hall.
Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders is next to the Hall, accessed from Shibden Hall Road.
The main entrance to Shibden Estate is off the A58 Godley Lane, with large car parks next to the lake and Mereside Cafe. From here, there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall.
All car parks require parking tickets to be purchased.
Separate male, female and accessible toilets are located by the small car parking area to the left of the Hall and down in Mereside cafe in the park.
A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase from the reception desk in the Hall. Otherwise, Mereside cafe down the hill by the lake serves meals, snacks and drinks.
There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our shop. Including a range of books on Anne Lister.
- Adult £5.00
- Concession £4.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure)
- Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £14.00
- Adult Annual Pass £9.00
- Concession Annual Pass £7.50
- Family ticket Annual Pass £25.00