Fancy visiting a Museum in Calderdale? Virtual exhibitions and ideas for the whole family

Despite the closure of our museums, many are running online virtual exhibitions, events and offer ideas for fun activities for the whole family.

Visit the Museum’s of Calderdale online here –

Parents can access each museum’s Facebook and twitter accounts for ideas about activities to do with their children.

Shibden Hall
It was very disappointing to have to cancel the Anne Lister Birthday Weekend, after so much hard work had gone into the planning, but we were treated to online interviews and presentations by our own Angela Clare at Shibden Hall, Suranne Jones, Sally Wainwright, Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington so all was not lost. Hundreds of people from around the world tuned in to the live coverage and thousands
have now seen the videos.

Bankfield Museum
Daily feeds have been going out from Bankfield Museum and Shibden Hall accounts showing items from our collection and focusing on the “Photographic Memories” exhibition.

Smith Art Gallery
Coming soon, keep a look out for our “Grand Tour” exhibition. This was planned to go up at the Smith Art gallery but we will now be doing an online version. One painting per day with background and more information.