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Exhibition

The Fashion Gallery

Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country.
Event dates 10th May 2019 - 24th December 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Fashion Gallery
Exhibition

A Town Through Time

An exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera. This exhibition features paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums’ collections, including works by local Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman.
Event dates 19th October 2019 - 20th April 2020
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
Bridge End by Miles Sharp
Exhibition

Photographic Memories

Photography capturing the places and people of Calderdale, including collections by Martin Parr and Fay Godwin, displayed in The Link Gallery at Bankfield Museum.
Event dates 4th January 2020 - 30th May 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Photographic Memories exhibition
Exhibition

As Seen on TV

An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many more. Alongside a new display of historic costumes from similar periods in the Fashion Gallery.
Event dates 15th February 2020 - 5th September 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
As Seen on TV poster
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In conversation with Anne Lister biographer Helena Whitbread - POSTPONED

This event has sadly had to be postponed.  On Friday 3rd April 2020 Helena will be online live at 5pm (GMT). The event will be live on Facebook- search 'Anne Lister Birthday Weekend'.
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Helena Whitbread
Event

Bankfield Buddies

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 20 MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  For our under fives. Come along to Akroyd Library in Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives.
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Bear
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Anne Lister's birthday @ Shibden Hall- POSTPONED

Shibden will now be closed until further notice and our birthday plans for 2020 have been postponed until later in the year and 2021. In the interim, you can read extracts from Anne's diaries from her birthdays from 1818-1840 here.
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Anne Lister of Shibden Hall
Event

Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Easter Pom Pom Creation

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Take part in our eggcellent trail and create an Easter themed pom pom creation.
Event dates Tuesday 7th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
pompom
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Woven Easter Egg

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Take part in our eggcellent trail and make a woven Easter egg.  Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Event dates Wednesday 8th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
eggs
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Fashion Models

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Take part in our eggcellent trail and create your own fashion model.   
Event dates Tuesday 14th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
plate
Event

Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Moving Pictures

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Take part in our eggcellent trail and create your own moving picture.  Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Event dates Wednesday 15th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
chick
Exhibition

A Grand Tour

An exhibition of artists and their travels, including Samuel Prout, Albert Goodwin and John Ruskin at Smith Art Gallery. Image: Amalfi by Albert Goodwin, Calderdale Museums’ Collection
Event dates 25th April 2020 - 24th October 2020
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
Amalfi by Albert Goodwin
Exhibition

Anne Lister's Legacy

Whilst Shibden is closed for filming in 2021 we'll be hosting a new exhibition about Anne Lister (1791-1840) at Bankfield Museum, celebrating her life and legacy. The exhibition will feature Anne's portraits, travel writing case, and the items that relate to directly to Anne, along with an exploration of her achievements, travels, diaries, impact on Shibden Hall, and a look at how she has been interpreted in the media, including her portrayal in Sally Wainwright's 'Gentleman Jack' TV series and the amazing reaction it has received. 
Event dates 13th June 2020 - 24th December 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Anne Lister
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From Stitches to Screen- seminar day

From Stitches to Screen: Fashion Seminar day in association with The Bronte Parsonage This one-day seminar hosted by Calderdale Museums and the Brontë Parsonage Museum seeks to examine how historic costumes in museum collections are used as inspiration for film and TV dramas. It will consider such topics as what costume on screen can tell us about characters and the role of costume designers, historians and historical consultants can have on shaping the public’s view of costume and history.
Event dates Sunday 28th June 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Screen shot form drama To Walk Invisible
Event

A Regency Summer Ball

Join us for an evening of dancing with live music from the famous Pemberley Players. No dancing experience required - all dances will be called and there will be a dance practice 1.30pm – 3.30pm included in the ticket price.
Event dates Saturday 1st August 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
A Regcncy Summer Ball
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History Wardrobe presents... Film Stars & Fashion Plates

We all love the stylish designs of Hollywood historical films and TV costume dramas, but how much do they reflect the real clothes of an era, and what would it be like to wear them? Join dress historian Lucy Adlington and costume specialist Meridith Towne for a delightful exploration of corsets, crinolines, bonnets and bum rolls...
Event dates Friday 4th September 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
History Wardrobe
Exhibition

Shibden 600

Shibden Hall is 600 years old! The first reference to Shibden Hall was in 1420/21 so in 2020 we will be conducting more research into its past and gathering stories about the Hall's 600 years, with various families in occupation and nearly 100 years as a public museum. During 2021 there will be exhibitions at Shibden Hall and at Bankfield Museum (as there is limited space at Shibden) to celebrate the Hall's history and all the people that have lived and worked there over the centuries.  Sign up to our enews to hear about our Shibden 600 creative projects during 2020 and 2021.
Event dates 2nd January 2021 - 24th December 2021
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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