Please note that during 2017 there are essential building works at Bankfield, which affect access to some areas. Please contact us if making a long journey to see a specific display.
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.
Bankfield Museum’s displays cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. We also host temporary exhibitions including costume, embroidery, quilting, textile art, paintings and photography.
The top floor of the Museum is currently home to ‘For King and Country’, an award winning exhibition commemorating the region’s involvement in the First World War.