Heptonstall Museum

Please note: Heptonstall Museum remains closed to the public at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to re-open.

Heptonstall museum front
Old furniture inside Heptonstall museum
Main entrance to the museum: sign reads Heptonstall museum open, free admission
Heptonstall museum main entrance
Displays and information inside Heptonstall Museum

In the Old Grammar School building, at the centre of the ancient Pennine hilltop village of Heptonstall, you will find this welcoming Museum.

Many features of the building remain, including the original school desks and books. Displays focus on the importance of this charming village and surrounding area, from prehistoric times to the present day. Stories include the tale of the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners and the Battle of Heptonstall during the English Civil War.

The Museum makes the perfect starting point for exploring the area’s rich history, stunning landscape and inspiring literature, whether on foot, on public transport or by car.

Where to find us


  • Heptonstall Museum
  • Church Yard Bottom
  • Heptonstall
  • HX7 7PL

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Heptonstall Museum is located on a hill with stepped access and no nearby parking or drop off point. Due to the historic nature there is no level access to the site entrance and steps within the building itself. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements before visiting.

Opening Hours

Heptonstall Museum is now closed to the public until further notice. 

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There is a large visitor car park signposted on the left as you enter Heptonstall from Hebden Bridge. Parking is limited within the village itself. From the main visitor car park, head towards the village centre, where at the cross roads you can see a brown Museum sign. Follow the cobbled road uphill towards the old Grammar School which houses the Museum. Take the steps to the left of the buidling and turn right to the entrance. 

There is a single toilet available for use.

There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our shop.

Heptonstall Museum is available for private hire - please contact us for details.