Calderdale Museumns News

Opening 4th February 2023 in Bankfield Museum’s Fashion Gallery A unique exhibition celebrating women’s clothes and the stories they tell. This exclusive exhibition features highlights from the private collection of dress historian Lucy Adlington. Lucy runs the History Wardrobe series of costume-in-context presentations, combining history, fashion and tons of fun. The collection spans over 250 years of design, making, wearing and sharing. Whether ‘glad rags’ or just rags, this exhibition celebrates the way clothes hold powerful memories and link us across generations. There will be four History Wardrobe presentations at Bankfield Museum during 2023.

On display now in Bankfield Museum’s Main HallDuring 2023 the main hall at Bankfield will be hung with several works by John Holland (1829-1886), held in Calderdale Museums Service’s collection. Holland was born in Nottingham and painted landscapes and coastal scenes. He lived in Hebden Bridge for a few years, around 1867, and exhibited locally in Halifax and Hebden. The artworks to be displayed include views of Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Todmorden, Burnley Valley and Hebden Bridge.

Opening 11th March 2023 in Bankfield Museum’s Link GalleryCelebrating all things hats! This new exhibition examines the style, function, and symbolism of headwear in British society. Wear your best hat to the Museum on Saturday 11 March for our celebration of Hat Day, with prizes, games and hat-related activities. Book onto our millinery workshops on Saturday 11 March for adults and children.

On until 25th February 2023 in Bankfield Museum’s Link Gallery Calderdale Museums is marking the 600th birthday of one of the most important buildings in the region, a building of international renown.

On until 27th February 2023 at Smith Art Gallery, BrighouseAn Exhibition by the Halifax Photographic Society in collaboration with creative writers from the area.

Shibden Hall reopens 1st March 2023 Pre-booking for entry to Shibden Hall is now available via the Visit Calderdale website.