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Bankfield Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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A super museum

This museum dates from 1887 and is a house in what was a large home for one of the town's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Wonderfull place

Been four times to this wonderfull museum always changing exhibits which are amazing.American... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Halifax, 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...more
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Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
+44 1422 352334
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 November 2012

took the kids on a trip out to the museum and they loved it looking at what the yorkshire regiment have done and how the weapons have come along way since ww1 is great the building is brilliant to look at inside with the ceilings...More

4  Thank cartsy
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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

4  Thank stevensA9246DG
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All reviews first world war local history well worth a visit model village on display temporary exhibition couple of hours interesting exhibits school holidays halifax town centre lovely building will visit again little gem helpful staff all ages great place to visit duke
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum dates from 1887 and is a house in what was a large home for one of the town's philanthropists. Entrance is via a long staircase and then there are two floors of exhibits to savour. The ground floor deals with the local military...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Been four times to this wonderfull museum always changing exhibits which are amazing.American indians with real tepees and costumes and Wild Bill Hicock,Annie oakley history.Recently Halifax toffee town history. Top floor first world war exhibits.A regimental museum all in a grade two listed mansion of...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The Bankfield Museum in Halifax is a little gem of a place. Visited there on a rainy miserable Saturday in September & was very not disappointed. As well as hosting several exhibitions it is home to the Duke of Wellington’s Museum which tells the history...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

really interesting display of memorabilia for local business no longer here but memories for many local people and other interesting displays of other events over the year wish open on sundays

Thank Iris W
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It’s free, what more can you want? It’s a day out during the holidays where you don’t have to fork out a fortune. It’s interesting too which is an added bonus!

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This really has to be well worth a visit. Car parking free. Entry free. Knowledgable, helpful staff and an interesting variety of exhibits, all housed in an amazing building. I thought it had been built as a museum but it started life as a private...More

1  Thank jandl-b
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

What a great little museum hidden away within the grounds of Ackroyd Park in Boothtown. The entry to the museum is free, accommodates for all ages and abilities, and holds the attention of children (well, a seven year old who is obsessed with Fortnite at...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Bankfield Museum & we waa pleasantly surprised. Currently there’s an exhibition on Rowntree Mackintosh & the making of their sweets and a look back at the history, which was interesting on its own. There was also a shoe exhibition which is fab looking...More

Thank lucythppe
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The museum is housed in the former home of one of Halifax's foremost woollen merchants, Edward Akroyd. He sold it to Halifax Corporation in 1887 and they converted the beautiful Italianate home into a museum. The Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum is one of the...More

Thank BarryStonehouse
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I came with friends who have lived nearby and worked in Halifax all their lives but have never been here. The building is imposing and rather ugly from the outside however once you get in the beautiful architectural design and details suggest this is a...More

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Rebecca P
28 October 2018|
Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
Having been as a visitor this museum is very much an old style house converted to a gallery so I do not think they would allow dogs other than assistance dogs.