Calderdale Museums

Pirate Day at Shibden Hall

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris MouldThursday 10 August 2017.

There are three sessions 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00. Please select the session when booking.

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking: £4 per child. Please book online or phone 01422 352246

Bankfield Buddies! Craft activities for under fives

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Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2017:

23, 30 June

7, 14, 21 July

15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 20, 27 October

10, 17, 24 November

1, 8, 15 December

An A to Z of Maps at Bankfield Museum 17 June 2017

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Bankfield Museum 17 June – 4 November

Discover historic maps of the region and the world in our exploration of map making. From maps of the local area to the stars, featuring hand drawn, embroidered, 3D, and artistic maps from Calderdale Museums’ Collections. Follow our A to Z of Maps trail and see our Events Page for details on school holiday activities.

 

 

Map-related talks and workshops:

Calderdale’s Waterways- Saturday 8th July at 2pm. Join Mike Clarke, a waterway’s historian, to look at the development of West Yorkshire’s industrial waterways, through maps and photos, and put their development into a national and international perspective. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.

Family Map Reading Workshops- Saturday 5th and  Saturday 19th August 1pm – 3pm. Join members of Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these two family workshops to learn about modern maps and navigation, have a go at our orienteering challenge around Bankfield and Akroydon Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.

Fun for all the family – February to April 2017

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do-something-coverThe Do Something guide helps you to plan an action packed holiday with your children in Calderdale.

Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for mini beasts, hunt for fossils, or get down to the park for a bear hunt, there’s lots to explore. If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do, the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.

Take a look at the latest edition of ‘Do Something!’ here

 

Cinderella Magic Wand Workshop at Shibden Hall this weekend

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CinderellaMeet Cinderella and Buttons in this magical costumed workshop. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys before you create your own magic wand and cast a spell to send Cinderella to the ball.

Saturday 17 December – 11.15am to 1pm
At Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG

The cost is £3.50 for adults and £7 for children – Click here to book online

Only 14 tickets left!

History Wardrobe at Bankfield Museum – Gothic for Girls

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HisGothic for Girls by History Wardrobetory Wardrobe presents – Gothic for Girls. All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories.

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 1.30pm
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, the Brontës, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe… coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.

Costs just £10 per person which includes refreshments… Book online now

Sparks! Half Term Fun – Spooky Shibden

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Join us for spooky stories around Shibden Hall and then make a spooky decoration for your own house onThursday 27 October from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.

At Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG 

Adults: £4.50 / Children 5-16 years, Senior Citizens, Passport to Leisure: £3.50 / Family (2 adults, 2 children): £12.50 / Group of 10 or more: £3.50 per person

To book a place please call 01422 352246

Fun for all the family – October to January 2017

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do something logoThe Do Something guide helps you to plan an action packed holiday with your children in Calderdale.

Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for mini beasts, hunt for fossils, or get down to the park for a bear hunt, there’s lots to explore. If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do, the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.

Take a look at the latest edition of ‘Do Something!’

Winter is Coming to Bankfield Museum

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Don’t miss the stunning Game of Thrones White Walker embroidery at Bankfield Museum. Featuring a formidable White Walker, the work is over 17 feet wide and was originally created for HBO as a backdrop to mark the eagerly awaited release of Games of Thrones series five on DVD.

The highly detailed work will be on display until Saturday 10 September and features imagery from one of the most intense battle scenes in TV series history – the massacre of Hardhome (Series 5 episode 8).

The embroidery took over 5,000 hours to complete using a wide range of textile and mixed media materials, creating a one-off piece that showcases the artistry of hand embroidery and textile design in an impressive and imposing way.

To find more events and activities visit Calderdale Museums Website.