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Built-in 1779, the Grade I-listed Piece Hall is the sole survivor of the great 18th-century northern cloth halls. In the Georgian period, “pieces” of hand-loomed woolen cloth were traded there and exported widely. By 1815, the courtyard was being used as a venue for public spectacles and the Victorian era saw it become home to a thriving fruit and vegetable market, a horse fair, and community sings. In the early part of the Millennium, Calderdale Council began planning the major regeneration of
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Eureka! The National Children's Museum
0.24km from The Piece Hall Halifax
The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. The only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. It runs as an educational charity and not-for-profit organization. Eureka! is based on the North American model of children's museums, aimed at families with children aged 0–11 and encourages hands-on inter-generational learning. one of the unique location which attracts a lot of tourists.
0.25km from The Piece Hall Halifax
Halifax Minster is a handsome 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church; a site of major historical importance, a place of worship, prayer, of civic engagement, education, and culture. It comprises a nave, chancel, and full-length aisles, and is thought to be the third church on this site, but it includes stonework from earlier periods. The organ has been enlarged several times in the 19th and 20th centuries and completely rebuilt in 1928 by Harrison & Harrison of Durham.
1.26km from The Piece Hall Halifax
Bankfield Museum is one of four sister-sites across Halifax, incorporating Shibden Hall, Heptonstall Museum & Smith Art Gallery, as well as the Akroyd Library within Bankfield Museum itself. It displays covers local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewelry and textiles from around the world.
1.36km from The Piece Hall Halifax
Shibden Hall is a historic house located in a public park at Shibden which 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. It is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history.
Ogden Water Country Park
6.45km from The Piece Hall Halifax
This is one of the beatiful jewels within the countryside of Calderdale. Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers a superb opportunity to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Over 300,000 people visit Ogden Water every year for picnics, walking, feeding the ducks, family outings, and nature activities. There is a lovely level footpath around Ogden Water and three longer walks from the site.
8.95km from The Piece Hall Halifax
The Greenhead Park is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the wonderful environment and landscape. It's a fantastic place to spend time with friends, enjoy the changing of the seasons, play on the swings, or grab a cuppa in the café by the tennis courts. The park has always been popular with local people, both young and old and the features and events within the park have attracted people from miles around.
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