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Once Upon a Time

An exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for all the family to enjoy. 
Event dates 2nd February 2019 - 2nd November 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Child sat on a tree reading a book
Exhibition

'God's Own Country': Art and Artists inspired by West Yorkshire

An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, history, people and architecture. This exhibition is in partnership with the four other West Yorkshire Local Authority Museum Services (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield) as part of a celebration of our collections relating to the theme 'We are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of People and Place'.   Join us for a free drop-in family activity on the 1st August 11am to 3pm to create your own Yorkshire landscape.  Image shown is 'Mytholmroyd and Cragg valley from Ewood Hall' by John Holland, 1869.
Event dates 6th April 2019 - 12th October 2019
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
Mytholmroyd and Cragg valley
Exhibition

The Fashion Gallery

Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country.
Event dates 10th May 2019 - 24th December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Fashion Gallery
Exhibition

DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties.
Event dates 8th June 2019 - 30th November 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Auxiliary Fire Service Team 1944
Exhibition

Gentleman Jack Costumes

An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service.
Event dates 12th July 2019 - 26th October 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Gentleman Jack Costumes
Event

Top Tudors

Come and explore Tudors at Shibden Hall. Find out about Tudor costume and make a herbal bag.
Event dates Friday 23rd August 2019
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Tudor objects
Children

Hot Sparks! Make your own kite

Explore more of our toys and make your own kite.  
Event dates Tuesday 27th August 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Different coloured kites in the design of a fish
Children

Hot Sparks! Creating a hat

Looking at our collection of hats, design and create your own.
Event dates Wednesday 28th August 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Different designed hats
Event

Victorian Washday

Come and help clean the dirty washing with Bessie the Laundry maid and Miss Paige the governess may even have some games you could play. This is a drop in activity, from 11am-3pm 
Event dates Thursday 29th August 2019
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Laundry maid doing the laundry
Event

Heritage Open Days- Bankfield

As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Bankfield Museum are offering free guided tours of the house on Friday 20 September. This tour will start on the ground floor, but will involve going upstairs to the first and second floors.
Event dates Friday 20th September 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
A room in the Bankfield Museum
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Heritage Open Days - Shibden

Shibden Hall will be free entry for Heritage Open Days 2019 on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. This is to enable people to visit who can not afford the usual entry fees. (£5 per adult, reduced prices for concessions and children.
Event dates Saturday 21st September 2019 (1 more date available)
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Shibden Hall
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'I am not made like any other I have seen': Interpreting Anne Lister and the Brontës

The BBC's drama Gentleman Jack is the most recent interpretation of diarist Anne Lister, who recorded her life in great detail from 1806 to 1840. She was a remarkable scholar, traveller, business woman and property owner, and her diaries also reveal she was a lesbian who defied the norms of the time.
Event dates Monday 14th October 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Anne Lister of Shibden Hall
Exhibition

Calderdale Open Art Exhibition 2019

2019's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists in our North Gallery at Bankfield Museum. We will be open for entries in October 2019- sign up to our enews on this website to be kept up to date and follow us on social media @BankfieldMuseum.
Event dates 9th November 2019 - 21st December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Calderdale Open Art Exhibition
Event

Shibden's Winter Craft Fair

Shibden Hall's annual winter craft fair returns for 2019. The Hall will re-open especially for the weekend and host a selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping.
Event dates Saturday 16th November 2019 (1 more date available)
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Shibden Hall in the snow
Event

Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself.
Event dates Saturday 7th December 2019
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Selection of local crafts