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  1. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  2. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 11th May 2019
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...
    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. This new gallery replaces the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
  3. DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Halifax

    DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Starting 8th Jun 2019
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    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted fo...
    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
  4. Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Starting 12th Jul 2019
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    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life o...
    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Saturday 26th October 2019.
  5. Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    Brighouse

    Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    14th Sep 2019

    Join Countryside and Woodlands Service staff and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group to help manage this unique and diverse Local nature ...
    Join Countryside and Woodlands Service staff and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group to help manage this unique and diverse Local nature reserve with a variety of practical activities. Meet at 9.30am, session ends around 2pm Wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring lunch. Sorry, no dogs (with the exception of guide or hearing dogs). Contact Robin Dalton on 0771 286 7619 to book and or further information.
  6. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 17th Sep 2019
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    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...
    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
  7. Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    20th Sep 2019

    As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Bankfield Museum are offering free guided tours of the house on Friday 20 September at 11am and 2pm. This t...
    As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Bankfield Museum are offering free guided tours of the house on Friday 20 September at 11am and 2pm. This tour will start on the ground floor, but will involve going upstairs to the first and second floors. Recommended age 12+. Admission free. No need to book. Please meet in Reception at Bankfield for either 11am or 2pm
  8. Heritage Open Days: Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Shibden Hall

    Starting 21st Sep 2019
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    Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September

    Shibden Hall will be FREE entry for Heritage Open Days 2019.

    Entry on the weekend

    Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September

    Shibden Hall will be FREE entry for Heritage Open Days 2019.

    Entry on the weekend will be for advance tickets only due to limited numbers. Timed entry tickets are available to book through our website here.

  9. Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Bankfield Museum Christmas Craft Fair

    7th Dec 2019

    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The per...
    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself! FREE admission

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