Calderdale Museums’ Enews September 2022

Calderdale museum’s September Enews out now.

Visit the website to see what’s happening at Bankfield Museum, Shibden Hall and Smith Art Gallery.

Heritage Open Days 2022

For Heritage Open Days 2022 Shibden Hall will be FREE ENTRY on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. These tickets are aimed at those unable to usually visit. If you can afford to support Shibden Hall with the entry fee please leave these tickets for others. Shibden is open 7 days a week until 1st November 2022.

Bankfield Museum will also be open to visitors on Saturday 10th AND Sunday 11th September. Bankfield is FREE ENTRY and current exhibitions are Costumes from the BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, ‘Fashion in Anne Lister’s Time’ and ‘Shibden 600’. No tickets required for Bankfield. Normal opening days are Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

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Spooky Shibden

What dark and macabre secrets does Shibden Hall hold? What phantoms and beasts hide in the dark woods? Join us on Friday 28th October, for a walk through the narrow and shadow-filled rooms of haunted Shibden as you listen to tales of terror and stories of the supernatural. Not suitable for children or the fainthearted.

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Anne Lister Monument

Stone carvers are nearing completion of a monument to Anne Lister adjacent to Shibden in the Dry Stone Walling display area. Carvers from the Women’s International Stone Alliance who initiated the project will be hosting an official unveiling this Sunday 11th September at 2pm, with special guest Helena Whitbread. The event is open to all. 

Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

Over forty creative writers and photographers have come together to take part in the Calderdale Grid Project, organised by the Halifax Photographic Society. Discover a fascinating mix of words and images in this exhibition, as the region is looked at in a new and creative way. FREE ENTRY. Open until 27th February 2023.

South Asian Heritage @ Bankfield

Bankfield Museum is sharing some of its collection of South Asian textiles and art alongside contemporary objects of importance in collaboration with Halifax Opportunities Trust and the local British Asian community. Exhibition open until 25th March 2023.

Costumes from Gentleman Jack

The exhibition of costumes from the TV series Gentleman Jack at Bankfield continues until the end of the year. FREE ENTRY. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

Fashion in Anne Lister’s Time

Bankfield Museum’s top floor Fashion Gallery is currently home to original costume and textiles from the period of Anne Lister (1791-1840). FREE ENTRY. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm.