For King and Country

For King and Country. A new exhibition at Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Bankfield Museum’s exhibition commemorating the region's wartime contribution and experiences has been awarded the Public History Prize by the Royal Historical Society. An article by Project Officer Angela Clare about creating the exhibition and winning the Public History Prize is online HERE.

The exhibition features over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 60 local stories to explore local experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising. 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his campaign to save the lives of British Tommies- a new exhibition for 2017 in collaboration with the Royal Armouries, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. There will be a free talk on Saturday 10th June at 2pm by Philip Abbott from the Royal Armouries on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and some local inventors during the First World War. Click here to book a free place.

Please note this exhibition is on the first floor of the Museum- please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Please note that during 2017 there will be essential building works at Bankfield, which will affect access to some areas. Please contact us if making a long journey to see a specific display or check this page again before travelling for updates.

See our EVENTS PAGE or scroll down to the bottom of this page for Centenary related talks and events for 2017.

 

 

A souvenir programme to accompany the For King & Country exhibition is now available. The guide costs £4.50 and can be purchased in the gift shop at Bankfield Museum or posted to you at the cost of £7.50 (inc £3.00 P&P). 

If you would like to buy a copy please phone 01422 352334 during opening hours, or send a cheque made payable to ‘Calderdale MBC’ with your full address and a contact phone number to Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG.

 

For King and Country events

Munitions workers in First World War

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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1914 Duke of Wellington's Regiment

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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First World War memorabilia day

First World War Memorabilia Day

11 Nov 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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

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