Calderdale Museums’ Newsletter

Shibden Hall is 600 Years Old

The first reference to Shibden Hall was six-hundred years ago. This year we’ll be sharing online content and asking for your memories of Shibden Hall to celebrate its history and all the people that have lived, worked and visited here over the centuries. Keep an eye on our social media @ShibdenHall

Find out more about our plans to celebrate Shibden’s 600 year anniversary.

Famous FiguresWe’ve been adding more biographies to our Famous Figures page, celebrating people’s stories linked to our collections; from local inventors and manufacturers to global explorers. For International Women’s Day 2021 check out the adventures of Lizzie Humphries and Edith Durham. Take a look here.

To celebrate Anne Lister of Shibden Hall’s birthday this year we’ll be sharing some behind the scenes films from Shibden Hall online on Saturday 3rd April, exploring her remarkable legacy and achievements. Our next e-news will have more details and you can also follow us on social media @ShibdenHall.


Whilst we are closed…

Bankfield Museum and Shibden Hall sadly remain closed to visitors so we won’t be open over Easter or for Anne Lister’s birthday this year. Meanwhile, filming for Gentleman Jack Series Two continues in the region and on site, and you can still explore Shibden Hall with our online 3D tour of the site and our online exhibitions.
Museums Go Live!
Our virtual education sessions for schools cover a wide range of subjects and are available for booking. We have also created a range of family activities for you to try at home and post regular family activities on our Bankfield Facebook page.
Support the Museums Service
You can still support the Museums Service whilst we are closed by purchasing through our online shop, with a range of gifts, cards, books and merchandise. Have you read our Shibden Hall Guidebook or Anne Lister of Shibden Hall book yet?
New Edinburgh Anne Lister tours 
Fans of Anne Lister can walk in her footsteps in new Edinburgh walking tours from Somewhere EDI who have been awarded funding by Heritage Lottery Fund. More information can be found here and we look forward to joining a tour later in the year.
Follow us on Social Media:
     @ShibdenHall       @BankfieldMuseum
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