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Bankfield Museum

A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.

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Information on Bankfield Museum

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  • Culture & Heritage
  • Disabled Access
  • Family
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Historic Sites & Trails

A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.

Bankfield Museum is set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, a Victorian mansion that was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.

Bankfield’s exhibitions cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world.

Our collections contain objects from Ancient Egypt through to the 21st Century as we continue to collect and preserve items for future generations.

We are located a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links.

Entry to the Museum is FREE.

Opening times:

Mon: Closed

Tue – Sat: 10:00-16:00

Sun: Closed

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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