A Message from Calderdale Museums


Sadly, our sites remain closed in line with Government guidelines, but we have lots of plans to keep sharing stories and objects from our collections with you. We are looking forward to the day we can welcome visitors back into our museums, but until then keep reading to see what great online content we have for you.
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Virtual VE Day

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, our military history curator John put together an online mini-exhibition of objects from Calderdale during the Second World War. These include ration books, gas masks and uniforms and show what life was like in the region during the war. Check it out here.

Photographic Memories Online

While our popular ‘Photographic Memories’ exhibition at Bankfield Museum is closed, you’ll be able to see views of places and people of Calderdale in an online exhibition that have never been displayed before! This will go live on Friday 22nd May 2020 – keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest info!

Fancy a Trip to the Continent?

If staying home is giving you a serious case of wanderlust, make sure to join us on ‘The Grand Tour’. Our online journey through the most beautiful locations in Europe through the art of Samuel Prout, John Ruskin and Albert Goodwin and many more will transport you to golden Italian coastlines and the sun-drenched streets of Paris. Join the tour.

A Town Through Time

Smith Art Gallery’s current exhibition of paintings and photographs by local artists ‘A Town Through Time’ will be online from this Friday 15th May 2020. The exhibition will take you through the history of the town and change within Brighouse in the last two centuries, and you don’t even have to leave your couch! Check our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates!

Waterloo Exhibition – Coming Soon

We are working hard to bring you an online exhibition on the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. In the days leading up to Waterloo Day we’ll be showcasing Waterloo related objects from our collection across our social media pages and the virtual exhibition will go live on Thursday 18th June 2020. Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated!

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