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10 Sep 2023 - 10 Sep 2023

Halifax Heritage Festival – Open Day at Bankfield Museum

Price: Free

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10am – 4pm

Bankfield Museum will be open especially for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 10th September 2023 with FREE entry.

The Museum was the former home of local textile manufacturer Edward Akroyd and his wife Elizabeth and became a museum in 1887 following Edward’s death.

It is home to a range of galleries and displays, including art, local history, The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum and the Fashion Gallery.

Bankfield Museum will be opening up to visitors on Sunday 10th September to give visitors to the area an opportunity to step inside the grand italianate mansion and enjoy the variety of its exhibitions programme, ranging from Opening the Wardrobe, The Collection of Lucy Addlington, which is a unique exhibition celebrating women’s clothes to A Hat for All Seasons, which not only celebrates hats, but also examines style, function and symbolism of headwear in British Society.

Bankfield Museum sits within the former mansion grounds, now known as Akroyd Park and is within easy walking distance to All Souls Church which was commissioned by Edward Akroyd and designed by George Gilbert Scott. The church opened in 1859, but sadly closed its doors in 1979. It is now managed by the
Churches Conservation Trust and will be participating in the Halifax Festival.

Free entry

Accessibility Information:

  • Disabled parking is to the rear of building with access via a ramp.
  • All of the Ground Floor is wheelchair accessible (main areas and galleries of museum).
  • Toilets, disabled toilet and baby change are all on ground floor.
  • Large print labels are available for exhibitions. and Handling Boxes are available for visually impaired visitors .
  • Please contact us to discuss any requirements, our staff will be glad to help you.

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