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Dean Clough

Dean Clough is a vibrant 22-acre mixed-use mill complex, stretching half a mile in length, on the edge of Halifax town centre. Once the home of Crossley Carpets, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, it’s now a thriving community which combines arts and culture, leisure facilities, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, event spaces, offices and a hotel.

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Attraction type:
  • Adventure & Leisure
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cafe & Tea Rooms
  • Clothing & Jewellery
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Family
  • Food & Drink
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Meeting & Conference
  • Restaurants
  • Theatres & Entertainment

Once home to Crossley Carpets, Dean Clough now thrives in a different way. Home to art galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, offices, shops, a theatre, hairdressers and beauty salons, a gym, a karate dojo, a taxi rank and a hotel, this 22-acre site is a bustling hub of arts, creativity, business and leisure.

The arts are an integral part of Dean Clough – the contemporary arts programme runs across 6 galleries, with changing exhibitions throughout the year and both outside and along the corridors is the permanent Dean Clough Art Collection, with over 300 works of art amassed since the mid 1980s. Also on site is Fletchers Mill, the dedicated arts mill housing 25 artists and several arts organisations.

Discover the fascinating history of Dean Clough and the renowned Crossley Carpet empire with the Heritage Trail, explore the stunning works of the permanent art collection with the Art Trail or test your orienteering skills with the Family Trail – all free to collect from D Mill reception.

View the Dean Clough LEGO Model, a spectacular replica of the Dean Clough site built out of over 1 million bricks, or get lost in time with The Lost Workers, an original exhibition showcasing a collection of items once belonging to employees of Crossley Carpets – 1st floor, D Mill.

Parking is free after 5pm and all day on weekends and bank holidays.


Ongoing Events & Exhibitions in 2024

January 1st – December 31st  10am – 4pm: Chris Mould’s Iron Man Statue See Chris Mould’s iconic Iron Man brought to life as a towering 15-foot-tall statue in the D Mill reception foyer, made by Chris himself! Signed copies of ‘The Iron Man’ are available in our Design Shop, next to D Mill reception. FREE entry.

Every Wednesday January 1st – December 31st  10am – 4pm: The Art of Painting & Mixed Media with Tom Wood Join Dean Clough resident artist Tom Wood and learn the art of painting and mixed media. Suitable for all levels of ability. £20 for the full day. Email to register your place, or turn up on the day.

For more information about what’s happening at Dean Clough, please visit:

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:00

Saturday: 9:30 – 16:00

Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00


Restaurants, Cafés and Bars

The Engine Room – Café serving excellent food and drink

Stod Fold – Traditional pub serving food and craft beers

The Weaver Rooms – Café serving homemade favourites and coffee served fresh from their roasters

Next Level – Free to play retro arcade gaming bar, serving food and drink

Thai Corner – Restaurant conjuring up the flavours of Thailand

Babar Khan – Restaurant serving the finest Indian and Pakistani dishes

True North – Fine dining with a relaxed and stylish atmosphere

Hubb Coffee Bar – Café serving nitro coffee on tap, fresh baked goods and soft serve ice cream.


Health and Beauty

BBA Beauty Studio – Beauty such as manicures, pedicures, waxing and brows.

The Hairloom –  Hair salon specialising in precision cutting, advanced colouring techniques and permanent waving

Storeys by Dawn Walsh – Salon offering all aspects of hair and beauty, from blow-drys to facial massages

The Beauty Specialists – A comprehensive menu of spa and beauty treatments in a relaxing setting



Design Shop – Design-led products and gifts as well as work from local artists

Dot the Jewellers – Bespoke jewellery designed for every occasion

Stanleys Store – Convenience store selling food to go, snacks and everyday essentials.

Refinery by Kelly Jones – Beautiful furniture, homeware and interior design

Prestige Flowers Gift Shop – A variety of gifts for any special occasion, from bouquets, fine champagnes and candles to hand-made jewellery, delicious chocolates and men’s skincare





Did you know? Dean Clough Mills has also doubled up as a filming location for various TV and film productions, such as Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, No Love for Johnnie, and Marvel: Secret Invasion. You can find out more about filming in Calderdale, and even build your very own personalised film trail, using the Film Calderdale Movie Map.