Shibden Hall

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

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 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 series, entitled 'Gentleman Jack' aired on the BBC from the 19th May and also on HBO in 2019. 

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. 

Find out more about both Shibden Hall and Estate, and Anne Lister in the following two short films.

You can also buy our introductory guide titled Anne Lister of Shibden Hall 2018

You can discover more places with connections to Anne Lister and local accommodation at Visit Calderdale

Where to find us

Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, Shibden Hall is a mile from Halifax centre. 

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.

Opening Hours

Shibden Hall will be closed from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

Please check back for updates, follow us on social media @ShibdenHall or sign up to our e-newsletter below to be kept up to date.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused, we are all very disappointed, but hope people can understand in light of current events.

Any pre-booked groups will be contacted to re-arrange for later in the year.



There is a large car park off the A58 providing access to the park, café and Hall. From here there is a short, uphill walk to the Hall.

Limited car parking is also available off Shibden Hall Road 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, accessed from Shibden Hall Road.

Parking open 9am to 6pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Pay and Display parking charges apply at all Shibden Park car parks:

  • £0.50 for one hour
  • £1.00 for two hours
  • £1.50 over two hours

Toilets and an accessible toilet are located 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 purchase from the reception desk in the Hall. Otherwise, Mereside cafe down the hill by the lake serves meals, snacks and drinks. Th 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


  • Adult £8.00
  • Concession £5.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure)
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00

PLEASE NOTE: To protect the interiors and collections, and avoid overcrowding, entry will be on a first come first served basis and there may be some queuing.