Heptonstall Museum

Culture & Heritage, Family, Galleries & Museums, Historic Sites & Trails, The Calderdale Way : Heptonstall

Heptonstall Museum
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Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times until recent day.

Find out about the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, who produced counterfeit currency and committed murder to conceal their illegal trade.

Explore the temporary exhibition relating to local stories, objects and heroes. Discover the exploits of Heptonstall's Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War and uncover intriguing stories of the everyday lives of the people of Heptonstall and the Upper Calder Valley.

Heptonstall Grammar School was established in 1642, the present building was rebuilt in 1771, where it continued to be used as a school until 1889. In 1898 it became the Yorkshire Penny Bank whose staff were careful to preserve some of the original features of the school: including a black oak desk at which pupils took their lessons which can still be found inside the Museum today.

FREE Entry.

Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February.

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Call 01422 843738 or visit museums.calderdale.gov.ukvisitheptonstall-museum
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The ancient village of Heptonstall sits on top of a steep hill on the north side of the Calder Valley, overlooking Hebden Bridge.

The village once thrived in the woollen trade until the end of the 18th century when water and then steam powered mills determined that the industry was located in the tributary valleys of the Calder.

In the centre of this charming village lies Heptonstall Museum, situated in the Old Grammar School Building.

Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Do drop in if you're passing by when we're open.

Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February



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Short Description Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times until recent day. Find out about the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, who produced counterfeit currency and committed murder to conceal their illegal trade. Explore the temporary exhibition relating to local stories, objects and heroes. Discover the exploits of Heptonstall's Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War and uncover intriguing stories of the everyday lives of the people of Heptonstall and the Upper Calder Valley. Heptonstall Grammar School was established in 1642, the present building was rebuilt in 1771, where it continued to be used as a school until 1889. In 1898 it became the Yorkshire Penny Bank whose staff were careful to preserve some of the original features of the school: including a black oak desk at which pupils took their lessons which can still be found inside the Museum today. FREE Entry. Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February.
Accessability Override

Heptonstall Museum is located on a hill with stepped access and no nearby parking or drop off point.

Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no level access to the entrance and there are steps within the building itself.

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements before visiting.

Type Culture & Heritage, Family, Galleries & Museums, Historic Sites & Trails, The Calderdale Way
Location Heptonstall
Address Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall, HX7 7PL
Phone Number 01422 843738
Web Address museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/heptonstall-museum
Recharge Point No
Location & Map

Heptonstall Museum

Church Yard Bottom

Heptonstall

HX7 7PL

Accessibility

Heptonstall Museum is located on a hill with stepped access and no nearby parking or drop off point.

Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no level access to the entrance and there are steps within the building itself.

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements before visiting.

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