Bankfield Museum is situated at the heart of the Akroydon Village Conservation Area and is the former mansion home of local mill owner and philanthropist Colonel Edward Akroyd. Bankfield House itself is an important building of architectural significance and has many surviving features of the original mansion including the entrance hall, painted ceilings, marble fireplaces and even Colonel Akroyd’s private chapel.
It has now been a museum for over one hundred years and includes collections that date from prehistoric times all the way to the 21st Century.
World of Textiles Gallery – a showcase of textile production from around the world.
Toy Gallery – Wonderful examples of toys through the ages.
Costume Gallery – Displaying a selection of the museums nationally important collection of clothing and textiles from across the world.
Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum – Discover what it was really like for soldiers serving with the regiment.
Temporary Exhibitions – Exhibits that change throughout the year – see our what’s on guide for more details.
Community Exhibition Space – Used by local schools and community groups to exhibit work.
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Access: Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Handling boxes for visually impaired visitors available.
Address: Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6HG
Tel: 01422 354823 / 352334
Website: Bankfield Museum
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