1 May 2017 (All day)
Demonstrations of traditional crafts including pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rugging as well as local celtic traditions such as building a...
19 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Join us for a murder mystery evening at Bankfield Museum. Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the mystery at the Mansion. Who did it?...
28 May 2017 - 2:00pm
These guided tours of Shibden Hall focus on its most famous resident, Anne Lister (1791-1840). Hear about Anne's life as a remarkable business...
30 May 2017 - 11:00am, 30 May 2017 - 1:00pm, 30 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Learn some campfire songs and make a cowboy/girl or Native American puppet.
31 May 2017 - 11:00am, 31 May 2017 - 1:00pm, 31 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for some Wild West dancing and create a Native American style instrument.
1 Jun 2017 - 11:00am, 1 Jun 2017 - 1:00pm, 1 Jun 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for a Tudor tour and investigate our Tudor toys. Then make your own Shibden Hall to take home. Children must be accompanied by a parent/...
3 Jun 2017 (All day)
Join us for a range of free Wild West talks and demonstrations throughout the day. Suitable for all ages. Feel free to dress up.
10 Jun 2017 - 2:00pm
A talk by Philip Abbott, Archives and Records Manager for the Royal Armouries in Leeds, on Sir Athur Conan Doyle’s campaign to save the lives of...
1 Jul 2017 (All day)
Heptonstall Museum will be open for the annual Heptonstall festival on Saturday 1st July.
Find out more...
8 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm
West Yorkshire was the first place to have industrial waterways, and they were the key to the industrial revolution. Mike Clarke will look at the...
30 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm
1 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 1 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 1 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for all things Yorkshire and have a go at making your own Yorkshire Rose and celebratory hat.
2 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 2 Aug 2017 - 11:30am, 2 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 2 Aug 2017 - 1:30pm, 2 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Take time to explore a dig in our Education Room and then create your own dinosaur fossil.
3 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 3 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 3 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity...
8 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 8 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 8 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Today we are off to South America. What things do we have from there? What are they? Come and make your own Mola artwork.
9 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 9 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 9 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Today we are investigating North America and their objects. Come and create a sculpture.
10 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 10 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 10 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
12 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us at Smith Art Gallery for a free introductory talk from Mike at the opening of his photography exhibition 'After the Flood: Rebuilding...
15 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 15 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 15 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Come and explore our amazing objects from around Europe and then create your own landmark, maybe the Eiffel Tower or the leaning tower of Pisa or...
16 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 16 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 16 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
What would it be like to live in Asia? Come and make a Japanese wind sock.
17 Aug 2017 - 11:00am
Come and help clean the dirty washing with Bessie the Laundry maid and Miss Paige the governess may even have some games you can play.
22 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 22 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 22 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Enjoy exploring our fascinating objects from Africa. Come and make your own mask.
23 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 23 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 23 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Where is Oceania? Explore objects and make your own New Zealand jewellery.
24 Aug 2017 - 11:00am
Come and explore Tudors at Shibden Hall. Find out about Tudor costume and make a herbal bag.
29 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 29 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 29 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Brrr! Our last continent is Antarctica. Who lives there and what could we find there? Enjoy making a snow scene.
30 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 30 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 30 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm
Finish our world voyage by exploring different costume from around the world and create your own puppet influenced by traditional costume from one...
7 Sep 2017 (All day), 9 Sep 2017 (All day), 10 Sep 2017 (All day)
Shibden Hall will be free entry for Heritage Open days on Thursday 7th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.
On Sunday 10th there...
10 Sep 2017 - 2:00pm
14 Oct 2017 - 2:00pm
A talk by Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History at the University of Leeds on women war workers. This talk is part of our...
28 Oct 2017 - 2:00pm
A talk by John Spencer, Calderdale Museums' Military Curator on stories of local ‘Dukes’ in The First World War. This talk is part of our...
2 Nov 2017 - 11:00am, 2 Nov 2017 - 1:00pm, 2 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for a spooky trail around the hall and then make a spooky mask.
11 Nov 2017 - 10:00am
Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be hosting another First World War Memorabilia Day...
11 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm
Come along to the opening of 2017's Calderdale Open exhibition on Saturday 11th November at 2pm. Vote for your favourite in the £100 People’s...
18 Nov 2017 (All day)
A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself.
18 Nov 2017 - 1:00pm
In this drop-in family friendly workshop, local artist Karen Alderson will help participants creatively explore ideas around maps and mapping...
25 Nov 2017 - 11:00am
Join us for a day of celebration on Saint Catherine's Day, the 25th November for free talks, demonstrations and activities suitable for all ages...
2 Dec 2017 - 1:00pm
Join artists Julie Turner and Jane Pugh to create your very own festive or traditionally themed decorative nest! Using traditional and...
16 Dec 2017 - 11:15am, 16 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm
Meet Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in this magical costumed workshop at Shibden Hall. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys....