Discover historic maps of the region and the world in our exploration of map making. From maps of the local area to the stars, featuring hand drawn, embroidered, 3D, and artistic maps from Calderdale Museums' Collectons. Follow our A to Z of Maps trail and navigate your way around the Museum and Akroyden.
See our Events Page for details on school holiday activities.
Map-related talks and workshops:
Calderdale’s Waterways- Saturday 8th July at 2pm. Join Mike Clarke, a waterway’s historian, to look at the development of West Yorkshire’s industrial waterways, through maps and photos, and put their development into a national and international perspective. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
Everyone is a Cartographer!- Saturday 23rd September at 2pm. Join Dr. Tina Richardson in a talk that will explore the ways in which we are all cartographers, because we all hold maps in our head on the places we navigate every day. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
Family Map Reading Workshops- Dates TBC. Join members of Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue Team to learn about modern maps and navigation, have a go at our orienteering challenge around Bankfield and Akroydon and hear about the role of the CVSRT.
Akroyden Walks- Dates TBC. Join local historian David Norcliffe for a walk around historic Akroyden to discover the lives of those who lived and worked here.