Events

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle

17 Mar 2018 - 2:00pm

A talk accompanied by music in the Oak Gallery at Bankfield, as part of our ...

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Anne Lister Day

3 Apr 2018 - 10:00am

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Join us on Anne Lister’s birthday for a day of celebration of Anne’s life (1791-1840) on Tuesday 3 April, 10am to...

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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Making a Victorian Easter craft

3 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 3 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 3 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Find out what a Victorian Easter was like and create a Victorian Easter craft.

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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Easter bonnet

4 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 4 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 4 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and make your very own themed hat.

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Easter Bunny Fun

5 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 5 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 5 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm, 12 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 12 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 12 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Join the Shibden Bunny in search of eggs and friends hidden in Cunnery Wood and the grounds, then make a felt easter themed craft. (Please note...

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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Victorian Toys

10 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 10 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 10 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Come and play with our Victorian toys and make one of your very own.

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Easter Sparks Holiday Fun! - Create a porthole picture

11 Apr 2018 - 11:00am, 11 Apr 2018 - 1:00pm, 11 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Experience a Victorian Seaside and create a porthole picture.

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Seminar Day- The Abyssinian Campaign

21 Apr 2018 - 10:00am

A seminar day with a range of talks, tours and demonstrations at Bankfield Museum on The Abyssinian Campaign, 1868. The seminar coincides with the...

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Curator tour at Shibden Hall

28 Apr 2018 - 2:00pm

Find out more about the costumes on display and literary connections of Shibden Hall on this private tour with Curator with Elinor Camille-Wood. ...

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Shibden Hall's May Day Craft Fair

7 May 2018 (All day)

Demonstrations of traditional crafts including pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rugging as well as local celtic traditions such as building a...

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Museums at Night - Bankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

18 May 2018 - 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?...

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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Making a soldier/nurse puppet

29 May 2018 - 11:00am, 29 May 2018 - 1:00pm, 29 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Find out about the Crimea War and meet Florence Nightingaleand make a soldier or nurse puppet.

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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Making clipped coins

30 May 2018 - 11:00am, 30 May 2018 - 1:00pm, 30 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Learn about the coiners and make your own clipped coins.

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Tudor Pastimes

31 May 2018 - 11:00am, 31 May 2018 - 1:00pm, 31 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for a Tudor tour and investigate our Tudor costume. Then make your own Tudor ruff.

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For King and Country Open Day

9 Jun 2018 (All day)

Join us for free activities and events suitable for all ages as part of our For King and Country exhibition, commemorating the region's First...

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Sweets! Opening Day

16 Jun 2018 (All day)

Join us for free events and activities throughout the day to celebrate the opening of our new...

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Design your own shoes to take home

7 Jul 2018 - 1:00pm

Design your own pair of trainers and then take them home! Use paint markers and other decorations to make the most unique pair of trainers you've...

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Anne Lister Tour

29 Jul 2018 - 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...

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Hot Sparks! Mini Dig

31 Jul 2018 - 11:00am, 31 Jul 2018 - 11:30am, 31 Jul 2018 - 1:00pm, 31 Jul 2018 - 1:30pm, 31 Jul 2018 - 2:00pm

Take time to explore a dig and then create your own dinosaur fossil.

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Yorkshire Day

1 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 1 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 1 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for all things Yorkshire and have a go at making your own Yorkshire landscape.

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Pirate Days!

2 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 2 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 2 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm, 16 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 16 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 16 Aug 2018 - 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...

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Frontline Footwear

4 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

A free talk by John Spencer, Military Curator at 2pm in the Akroyd Library as part of our...

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Hot Sparks! Willy Wonka Character

7 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 7 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 7 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and make your very own Willy Wonka character.

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Hot Sparks! Willy Wonka world

8 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 8 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 8 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create a Willy Wonka world.

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Fairies, Elves and Goblins

9 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 9 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 9 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Take part in our fantasy trail following clues around Cunnery wood and make your fantasy house and garden. Includes a free accessory. (Please note...

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Ann Dinsdale from the Bronte Parsonage Museum

11 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

A talk by Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth about the research that went into developing the production...

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Hot Sparks! Willy Wonka sweets

14 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 14 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 14 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create your own Willy Wonka sweets.

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Hot Sparks! Designing chocolate wrappers

15 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 15 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 15 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate factory and design your own wrapper.

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Hot Sparks! Sweet Hats

21 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 21 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 21 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create your own Major Quality and Miss Sweetly hat.

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Hot Sparks! Mayan artwork

22 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 22 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 22 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and explore chocolate through the ages and be inspired to make your own Mayan artwork.

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Anne Lister Tour

26 Aug 2018 - 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...

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Hot Sparks! Sweet landscape

28 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 28 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 28 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create your own landscape using recycled sweet wrappers.

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Hot Sparks! Making a chocolate box

29 Aug 2018 - 11:00am, 29 Aug 2018 - 1:00pm, 29 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm

Hear the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create your own chocolate box.

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Top Tudors

30 Aug 2018 - 11:00am

Come and explore the Tudors at Shibden Hall and find out about Tudor toys and make a herbal bag.

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Curator tour at Shibden Hall

2 Sep 2018 - 2:00pm

Find out more about the costumes on display and literary connections of Shibden Hall on this private tour with Curator with Elinor Camille-Wood....

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Stories from the Georgian City

22 Sep 2018 - 2:00pm

Stories from the Georgian City: Shopping and Shoes in York during the eighteenth-century. A free talk by Dr Matthew Jenkins,...

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Turn Shoe Workshop

6 Oct 2018 - 10:00am

Until the 17th century, most people wore simple leather turn shoes. This workshop will enable you to make a pair for yourself. The price includes...

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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Making a magical spell book

30 Oct 2018 - 11:00am, 30 Oct 2018 - 1:00pm, 30 Oct 2018 - 2:00pm

Join in with some spooky games and make a magical spell book.

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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Pop up Halloween scene

31 Oct 2018 - 11:00am, 31 Oct 2018 - 1:00pm, 31 Oct 2018 - 2:00pm

Listen to some spooky tales and create your own opo up Halloween scene.

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Haunted House

1 Nov 2018 - 11:00am, 1 Nov 2018 - 1:00pm, 1 Nov 2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for a spooky trail around the house and then make a spooky picture.

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Shibden's Winter Craft Fair

17 Nov 2018 (All day)

Shibden Hall's annual winter craft fair returns. A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place...

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For King and Country Centenary Event

24 Nov 2018 (All day)

Our final Centenary event for 2018 will have a range of talks and tours throughout the day linked to the region’s centenary years. This will mark...

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Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

8 Dec 2018 - 10:00am

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...

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Cinderella Magic Wand

15 Dec 2018 - 11:15am, 15 Dec 2018 - 1:30pm

Meet Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in this magical costumed workshop. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys. Create your own...

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