Shibden Hall behind a garden in bloom framed by a large tree
Closed gate into Shibden hall
Statue of lion holding a sheild against an out of focus woodland background
Looking up at the battlement from Shiben Park
Shibden Hall on a sunny day behind a full bloom of flowers

Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840).

Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. 

The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, walking trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam. 

Shibden Hall is the focus of the BBC drama series written by Sally Wainwright, 'Gentleman Jack' exploring the life of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840) and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The first series aired in 2019 and the second series in 2022.


Find out more about Shibden Hall through our Virtual Tour.

Where to find us

Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, Shibden Hall is a mile from Halifax centre. Please be aware that at busy times there may be a queue as staff check tickets to manage visitor numbers.

Public Transport

Shibden Hall is an approximate 20 minute walk (uphill) from Halifax bus station and 25 minutes from Halifax train station. 

There are frequent buses; bus timetables are available on West Yorkshire METRO.

By car

Follow the brown signs to the Hall from the A58. Parking is available in the Park off the A58, follow the signs to Shibden Park. From here there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall. See Parking facilities.


  • Shibden Hall
  • Lister’s Road
  • Halifax
  • HX3 6XG

Get in touch


Due to the historic nature of the architecture of Shibden Hall there is restricted access for wheelchair users to the Ground Floor only. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Hall (accessed off Lister's Road).

Please ring the bell on the right as you enter the courtyard for level access to the Hall. A member of staff will come and meet you and show you the way in.

The historic barn is accessible to a degree, but please be aware there are uneven cobbles on the floor. The Folk Museum is not wheelchair accessible. An accessible toilet is to the right of the disabled parking area. For access advice or assistance, please contact Shibden Hall prior to your visit, staff will be happy to help.

Shibden Hall offers free admission to all carers of individuals with disabilities.

Opening Hours

Please note: Due to private events on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April admission to Shibden Hall will be from 11.00am.

Last admission will be one hour before closing.

Shibden Hall is open from 1st March until 31st October.

11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00


There is a large car park (Mereside carpark) off the A58 providing access to the park, café and Hall. From here there is a short, uphill walk to the Hall. Remember to allow time to find parking and walk to the Hall (approx. 10 mins) so that you do not miss your time slot.

Limited car parking is also available off Shibden Hall Road (Upper Car Park) with a short walk down to the Hall. If this car park is full then please do not park along the road. Parking opposite the Double centre carriageway line system is prohibited under Rule 240 of the Highway code and may result in penalty fines including mandatory penalty points being incurred.

Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders next to the Hall (Museum parking), accessed from Shibden Hall Road.

For tariffs and times, see:

Shibden Parking Permit

For regular park visitors there is an annual permit available that can offer large savings against pay and display prices. For more details, please see: Shibden Park permits.

These include accessible ones and can be found:

  • by the small car parking area to the left of the Hall;
  • and down in Mereside cafe in the park.

A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to buye from the reception desk in the Hall.

There is also the Mereside cafe down the hill by the lake serves meals, snacks and drinks. (The cafe is managed by a separate organisation to Shibden Hall, please contact them direct with any enquiries.)

There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our shop. Including a range of books on Anne Lister.

Shibden Hall has a selection or rooms available for private hire. Shibden Hall and its Aisled Barn are perfect locations for your wedding. See venue hire


  • Adults - £10.00 
  • Concessions (under 16, Over 65 and students) - £7.50 
  • Family Tickets - £27.50

Book your timed entry to Shibden Hall

To guarantee your visit, book your timed entry to Shibden Hall. On occasion, there may be opportunity to purchase tickets on arrival at the hall, but time slots may not be guaranteed.