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Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
+44 1422 352334
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What a great museum!

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering around this lovely old building, chatting to the two reception... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin_Sue10
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Luton-England
A small but adequate museum in Boothtown.

The children found it informative although not very fun., it was finished quite quickly but we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mrsbott
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd. We are a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links. 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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering around this lovely old building, chatting to the two reception staff (turns out one was in my class in school 42 years ago!) and seeing the fantastic exhibits, well done to everyone involved in the upkeep of this great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children found it informative although not very fun., it was finished quite quickly but we havent been for a while so may have new exhibitions now. We like to go local for what is around and its a good way to teach your children...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love museums of any type and been fairly new to this area thought we would have a look ...so glad we did lovely little museum,love the military part and to hear about local history....this would be interesting for all ages ...would recommend.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is well worthwhile visiting if in the area- with ample car parking, and a bit of greenery at the back. Quite military in that it celebrates the local involvement in the 1st World War with fascinating video interviews telling personal stories. The medals are...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I remember going to this museum when I was a kid(50 years ago) so I thought it was about time we went back. To my disbelief certain things hadn’t changed,that smell,some displays, obviously the building but still very interesting,even more so now that I’ve grown...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Did know what this would be, but it was good. Ran out of time to see it all, so possibly another visit if we are passing.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived there today with my son after looking on the internet to see if it's open and there own website said it was open apart from bank holidays but when we got there there was asmallpiece if paper stuck to the window saying not open...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Somewhere that you can make your own agenda; I think I was being expected to take an interest in hat making (St Catherines day), but spent more time looking in to the history of the Akroyds and Akroydtown. A reminder of the local heritage of...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Went on spec , and was impressed by all the exhibitions laid out so well , especially the one about wars and soldiers . The staff couldnt be more friendly and informative !

1  Thank Roger S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Plenty to explore and a wide variety of things to find, what is not to enjoy?! No cafe at this time due to refurbishment but plenty of simple fun for families.

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