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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

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
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
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
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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 22nd November 2019 (4 more dates available)
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Bear
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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
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Shibden for Kids- 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
Exhibition

Photographic Memories

A new exhibition in The Link Gallery at Bankfield Museum of photography capturing the places and people of Calderdale, including collections by Martin Parr and Fay Godwin.
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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Anne Lister's birthday @Shibden Hall

Shibden will be staying open until 8pm on Anne Lister's birthday 2020. Anne was born on the 3rd April 1791 and to celebrate there will be tea and birthday cake and a celebratory atmosphere with staff and volunteers on hand to talk all things Anne Lister.  Dressing up encouraged!    (More details to follow in early 2020)
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Anne Lister of Shibden Hall