Events

Shibden Hall's Traditional Craft Show

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...

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Museums at Night - Bankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

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?...

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Anne Lister Tour

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...

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Wild West activities

Sparks! Half Term Fun - Make a Wild West puppet

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.

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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Create a Native American style instrument.

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. 

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Kids Activities @ Shibden - Tudor Pastimes

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/...

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Wild West activities at Bankfield

Wild West day!

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.

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First World War inventions

Philip Abbott- Arthur Conan Doyle's First World War Inventions

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...

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Heptonstall Festival

1 Jul 2017 (All day)

Heptonstall Museum will be open for the annual Heptonstall festival on Saturday 1st July.

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Calderdale's Waterways

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...

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Anne Lister Tour

30 Jul 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...

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Kids Activities- Yorkshire Day

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.

 

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Kids Activities- Dig Day

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.

 

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris Mould

Pirate Days at Shibden

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...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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.

 

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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.

 

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris Mould

Pirate Days at Shibden

10 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 10 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 10 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...

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After the Flood: Rebuilding Elland Bridge- opening event

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...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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. 

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Kids Activities @ Shibden- Victorian Washday

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. 

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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.

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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.

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Kids Activities @ Shibden- Top Tudors

24 Aug 2017 - 11:00am

Come and explore Tudors at Shibden Hall. Find out about Tudor costume and make a herbal bag.

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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.

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

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...

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Heritage Open Days 2017

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...

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Anne Lister Tour

10 Sep 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...

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Alison Fell- Women War Workers in the First World War

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...

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John Spencer- Stories of local 'Dukes' in the First World War

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...

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Kids Activities - Spooky Shibden

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.

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First World War memorabilia day

First World War Memorabilia Day

11 Nov 2017 - 10:00am

Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be hosting another First World War Memorabilia Day...

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Calderdale Open 2017- opening event

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...

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Shibden's Christmas Craft Fair

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.

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Draw & Explore Maps- free drop-in family workshop

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...

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A Celebration of Hats for Saint Catherine's Day

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...

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Christmas Nests workshop

Christmas Nest Weaving- free workshop

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...

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Cinderella Magic Wand at Shibden Hall

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....

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