Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road,
t: 01422 354823/352334
Bankfield Museum is steeped in history and has been a museum for over a hundred years. The collections date from prehistoric times to the 21st century and include an internationally important collection of costume and textile. With so much to discover there is something to interest visitors of all ages.
The museum has regular temporary exhibitions and a lively programme of workshops and events. It is also home to the Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum. Visitors to the Duke Museum can experience war 'through soldiers’ eyes'. Hear Duke's soldiers recall their experiences and exploits; from 1939 by the soldiers themselves and before 1939 through the voices of actors reading from letters and diaries.
The Museum is set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park and the Akroydon village conservation area. This Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist, MP and founder of the Yorkshire Penny Bank, Colonel Edward Akroyd. In 1887 the house was sold to the Halifax Corporation and converted to a museum and branch library. Surviving original features include the imposing entrance hall, painted ceilings, wall decoration, marble fireplaces and private chapel.
The Museum’s friendly and informative staff will be pleased to welcome you to Bankfield and help ensure you have an enjoyable visit.
Exhibitions and Displays
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-4pm
Last admission is ½ hour before closing time.
Wheelchair access to ground floor only
Handling boxes for visually impaired visitors available
Please contact prior to visit if you have special needs; staff will be glad to help.