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Shibden Hall & Estate
Filming at Shibden Hall
In 2018 Shibden Hall will be involved in the filming of a new costume drama for the BBC and HBO. “Gentleman Jack” will be an eight part series for television written by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister of Shibden Hall.

In order to facilitate this Shibden Hall will be closed to the public from:
Monday 14 May until Sunday 22 July (10 weeks)
And from:
Monday 3 September until Sunday 21 October (7 weeks)

There will be closure of and restricted access to the Hall, middle car park, hall toilets, immediate gardens adjacent to the Hall, top car park and top entrance for vehicles.

The park, lower car park, lake, Mereside café, playground, dry stone wall area, and all the concessions will remain open as normal. The Hall will open for the summer holiday period and all of August.

If the series is the success we expect it to be then Anne Lister and Shibden Hall will become household names like Downton Abbey. As the Hall and Halifax will feature in the production there will be an increase in visitors to this iconic building and to all of Calderdale.


Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hall was the home of the noted 19th century diarist Anne Lister. The Hall, dating originally from circa 1420, is a distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived here.

Shibden Hall is set in a 32 hectares of informal park and woodland, which have won the Green Heritage Award. Explore the beautifully restored historic grounds which offer cascades, pools, tunnels, terraced and fruit gardens and "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs by Joshua Major. Enjoy the boating lake, ride on the miniature railway, play on the pitch and putt course or the new children's play area -suitable for all abilities. The grounds also offer footpaths, an orienteering course and a permanent dry stone walling exhibition - a fine example of this fascinating craft.

The Shibden Mereside Cafe and visitor centre is the perfect place to relax on your visit, with displays and information about the history of Shibden Estate, its habitat, landscape and environment. Function rooms are also available for you to hold your conferences, meetings and events in style.

Shibden Estate also hosts live entertainment, music, walks, guided tours, storytelling and craft events in the park. Craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops and working demonstrations take place regularly throughout the year.



Want more information?
Call 01422 352246 or visit museums.calderdale.gov.ukvisitshibden-hall
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An important 17th century aisled barn houses a folk museum, with a collection of horse-drawn vehicles, while in the outhouses is a collection of 19th century craft tools relating to rural industries and examples of traditional trades and crafts.



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Short Description Filming at Shibden Hall In 2018 Shibden Hall will be involved in the filming of a new costume drama for the BBC and HBO. “Gentleman Jack” will be an eight part series for television written by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. In order to facilitate this Shibden Hall will be closed to the public from: Monday 14 May until Sunday 22 July (10 weeks) And from: Monday 3 September until Sunday 21 October (7 weeks) There will be closure of and restricted access to the Hall, middle car park, hall toilets, immediate gardens adjacent to the Hall, top car park and top entrance for vehicles. The park, lower car park, lake, Mereside café, playground, dry stone wall area, and all the concessions will remain open as normal. The Hall will open for the summer holiday period and all of August. If the series is the success we expect it to be then Anne Lister and Shibden Hall will become household names like Downton Abbey. As the Hall and Halifax will feature in the production there will be an increase in visitors to this iconic building and to all of Calderdale. Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hall was the home of the noted 19th century diarist Anne Lister. The Hall, dating originally from circa 1420, is a distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived here. Shibden Hall is set in a 32 hectares of informal park and woodland, which have won the Green Heritage Award. Explore the beautifully restored historic grounds which offer cascades, pools, tunnels, terraced and fruit gardens and "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs by Joshua Major. Enjoy the boating lake, ride on the miniature railway, play on the pitch and putt course or the new children's play area -suitable for all abilities. The grounds also offer footpaths, an orienteering course and a permanent dry stone walling exhibition - a fine example of this fascinating craft. The Shibden Mereside Cafe and visitor centre is the perfect place to relax on your visit, with displays and information about the history of Shibden Estate, its habitat, landscape and environment. Function rooms are also available for you to hold your conferences, meetings and events in style. Shibden Estate also hosts live entertainment, music, walks, guided tours, storytelling and craft events in the park. Craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops and working demonstrations take place regularly throughout the year.
Accessability Override

Due to the historic nature of the architecture of Shibden Hall there is restricted access for wheelchair users to the Ground Floor only.

Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Hall (accessed off Lister's Road).

Please ring the bell on the right as you enter the courtyard for level access to the Hall- a member of staff will come and meet you and show you the way in.

The historic barn is accessible to a degree, but please be aware there are uneven cobbles on the floor.

The Folk Museum is not wheelchair accessible.

An accessible toilet it to the right of the disabled parking area.

For access advice or assistance, please contact Shibden Hall prior to your visit; our staff will be happy to help you. Tel: 01422 352246

Type Cafes & Tea Rooms, Culture & Heritage, Disabled Access, Family, Galleries & Museums, Historic Sites & Trails, Parks & Gardens, Wildlife & Nature
Location Halifax
Address Lister's Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG
Phone Number 01422 352246
Web Address museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall
Recharge Point No
Location & Map

Shibden Hall & Estate

Lister's Road

Halifax

HX3 6XG

Accessibility

Due to the historic nature of the architecture of Shibden Hall there is restricted access for wheelchair users to the Ground Floor only.

Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Hall (accessed off Lister's Road).

Please ring the bell on the right as you enter the courtyard for level access to the Hall- a member of staff will come and meet you and show you the way in.

The historic barn is accessible to a degree, but please be aware there are uneven cobbles on the floor.

The Folk Museum is not wheelchair accessible.

An accessible toilet it to the right of the disabled parking area.

For access advice or assistance, please contact Shibden Hall prior to your visit; our staff will be happy to help you. Tel: 01422 352246

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