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Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
+44 1422 354823
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Much hidden inside

Did know what this would be, but it was good. Ran out of time to see it all, so possibly another... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Not open and wasted trip

Arrived there today with my son after looking on the internet to see if it's open and there own... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Steven S
via mobile
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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
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
+44 1422 354823
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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.

Thank fidodog_simmons
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

2  Thank Steven S
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
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
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.

Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Backfield Museum is having a new floor laid in the main entrance area but please don’t be put off, there is space for an Akroydon exhibition and an excellent For King and Country, Calderdale’s First World War Centenary 2014-18

Thank Frogman2014
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had a wonderful day at Bankfield but I didn't give myself enough time to see everything so I will have to make another visit. Firstly there is no entrance fee and it was all good from then on. There's lots of exhibits on display...More

Thank Palmer108
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Used to be the family home of the Ackroyds and now belongs to Calderdale. Seeing is believing and you cannot miss the wonders inside. A surprise in each room. Events are held here from time to time which can be found on line or in...More

Thank djo708
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited Bankfield Museum again which is free to us all, to learn more about Edward Akroyd's model village, Akroydon. The museum has a lot of information about Edward Akroyd and his concept and plan of a village where his workers could own their own...More

Thank Maverick2008
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Edward Akroyd a woollen and worsted manufacturer lived in the mansion for 50 years, extending it over the years. It was sold to Halifax Corporation for £6000 in 1887 and opened as a museum. It is free to enter and is interesting, apart from being...More

1  Thank vivEngland
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