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Exhibition

Once Upon a Time

An exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for all the family to enjoy. 
Event dates 2nd February 2019 - 2nd November 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Child sat on a tree reading a book
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 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Fashion Gallery
Exhibition

DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties.
Event dates 8th June 2019 - 30th November 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Auxiliary Fire Service Team 1944
Exhibition

Gentleman Jack Costumes

An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service.
Event dates 12th July 2019 - 24th December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Gentleman Jack Costumes
Event

Bankfield Buddies

For our under fives. Come along to Akroyd Library in Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives.
Event dates Friday 18th October 2019 (8 more dates available)
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Bear
Exhibition

A Town Through Time

A new 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
Event

Sparks! Half Term Fun - Lunch bag monster

Come and hear some spooky stories and make a lunch bag monster.
Event dates Tuesday 29th October 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Alien
Event

Sparks! Half Term Fun - Day of the Dead Skeleton

Join in with some spooky games and create your own skeleton from the Day of the Dead.
Event dates Wednesday 30th October 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Skeleton
Event

Spooky Shibden

Join us for a spooky trail around the hall and then make a spooky 3D Shibden.
Event dates Thursday 31st October 2019
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Sppoky house
Exhibition

Calderdale Open Art Exhibition 2019

2019's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition will showcase 2D work by professional and amateur artists in any medium in our North Gallery at Bankfield Museum.  Exhibition opens on the 9th November with prize giving at 2pm. The £100 People’s Prize will be announced on Friday 20th December. Artwork submissions accepted at Bankfield Museum from 10am Tuesday 8th October 2019. Submissions close at 3.30pm on Saturday 26th October.
Event dates 9th November 2019 - 21st December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Calderdale Open Art Exhibition
Event

Shibden's Winter Craft Fair

Shibden Hall's annual winter craft fair returns for 2019. The Hall will re-open especially for the weekend and host a selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping.
Event dates Saturday 16th November 2019 (1 more date available)
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Shibden Hall in the snow
Event

Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself.
Event dates Saturday 7th December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Selection of local crafts
Event

Cinderella Magic Wand

Meet Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in this magical costumed workshop. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys.
Event dates Saturday 14th December 2019
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Cinderella