A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.
Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.
Bankfield Museum's displays cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. We also host temporary exhibitions including costume, embroidery, quilting, textile art, paintings and photography.
Please note: The Main Entrance is closed due to essential building works, please follow the signs to access the building.
Where to find us
We are only a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free onsite parking and nearby public transport links.
There are frequent buses. Bus timetables are available on West Yorkshire METRO.
Disabled parking is to the rear of building with access via a ramp. All of the Ground Floor is wheelchair accessible (main areas and galleries of museum). Toilets, disabled toilet and baby change are all on ground floor. Large print labels available for exhibitions. Handling boxes available for visually impaired visitors . Please contact us to discuss any requirements, staff will be glad to help.
The car park is located close to the main entrance of the site, which is via an internal flight of steps into the Main Hall. Further parking and disabled parking spaces are around the back of the Museum, with access via a ramp onto level floors throughout the ground floor.
Toilets and an accessible toilet are all on the ground floor. Baby changing facilities are also available.
A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase on the Ground Floor.
There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our Shop on the Ground Floor.