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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 ...

    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 Monday 23rd December 2019

  5. Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

    Halifax

    Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

    Starting 19th Oct 2019
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    Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use...
    Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use the children’s museum for their official Halloween recruitment drive. Bring your budding Harry Potters and Mildred Hubbles to Eureka! from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 3rd November to discover whether they belong on #TeamWitch or #TeamWizard! The Eureka! Witches and Wizards will be putting apprentice magicians aged 0-11 years through a series of tasks and tests before they pledge allegiance, while mystical characters from Black Knight Historical will be conjuring up some truly magical classes in the Eureka! Theatre. Grab your capes and hats, broomsticks and wands, chant your favourite transportation spell (or, you know, belt up in the back of the family car) and fly over to Eureka! for an enchanting Halloween half-term day out! Spooky fancy dress encouraged! The museum will be opening its doors early at 9.30am on weekdays throughout half-term for eager visitors wanting to get their magic on before lunchtime. All activities are included in the price of admission or free to Eureka! annual pass holders.
  6. Sparks! Half Term Fun - Day of the Dead Skeleton

    Halifax

    Sparks! Half Term Fun - Day of the Dead Skeleton

    30th Oct 2019

    11am, 1pm & 2pm

    Join in with some spooky games at Bankfield Museum and create your own skeleton from the Day of the Dead.

    Pl...

    11am, 1pm & 2pm

    Join in with some spooky games at Bankfield Museum and create your own skeleton from the Day of the Dead.

    Please click here to book your places.

    £4 per child or £3 for Passport to Leisure, please bring your passport to leisure card on the day of the activity.

    Please note there is a booking fee when booking online which is not refundable.

  7. Spooky Shibden!

    Halifax

    Spooky Shibden!

    31st Oct 2019

    11am, 1pm & 2pm Join us for a spooky trail around the Hall and then make a spooky 3D Shibden. Please call 01422 352246 to book your place. Th...
    11am, 1pm & 2pm Join us for a spooky trail around the Hall and then make a spooky 3D Shibden. Please call 01422 352246 to book your place. This activity is included in the entrance price to the hall.
  8. Halifax International Market

    Halifax

    Halifax International Market

    Starting 31st Oct 2019
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    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russ...
    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russel Street & Southgate from 25th to 28th April and 31st October to 3rd November 2019. Just some of the tasty treats which will be drawing in visitors include Greek delicacy including Gyros, Souvlaki, and Greek pies, a Traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst, mouth-watering French crepes and Galettes, Catalan cuisine Tapas and Paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers so hop along and try some of the great street foods on offer. Wander amongst the wonderful aromas, sights and sounds of a true International Market. As well as International street food there will be some great fresh foods on sale including olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts. If you're after something sweet, the French Patisserie is a must, offering the finest pastries that are perfect as a treat - after all the burgers, sausages, pancakes, ice cream and freshly baked Macaroons…. But it’s not all about food as we have some great craft and gift stalls including some fantastic jewellery made from recycled silver cutlery; South American jewellery and knitwear, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery and of course the famous Dutch Market Garden where you can wander through a huge collection of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments. And if it all gets too much and you want to take a break sit and relax in our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine.

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