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Bankfield Museum

Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax HX3 6HG, UK


About Bankfield Museum

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.

Attractions near Bankfield Museum

Halifax Minster1.22km from Bankfield Museum

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.

The Piece Hall Halifax1.26km from Bankfield Museum

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

Eureka! The National Children's Museum1.49km from Bankfield Museum

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.

Shibden Hall1.64km from Bankfield Museum

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 Park5.2km from Bankfield Museum

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.

National Science and Media Museum9.59km from Bankfield Museum

The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. With the aim of inspiring the scientists and innovators of the future, it invites visitors to see more, hear more, think more and do more. The museum has seven floors of galleries with permanent exhibitions focusing on photography, television, animation, videogaming, the Internet and the scientific principles behind light and colour.

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.