Calderdale Industrial Museum originally opened in August 1985 and aimed to represent the industrial and social history of the borough. The concept for the museum was conceived much earlier than this however, and much credit must be given to John Magson who joined the museums service in 1950 and devoted 33 years to building important collections. Many of these collections were saved from the scrap heap during the post war period when many of the once prosperous industries had started to decline all along the Calder Valley. Originally a pre-industrial museum was opened in the Piece Hall but as time went by more space was needed so a decision was made in 1982 to create the Calderdale Industrial Museum which was to be housed in the recently purchased Albion Works situated adjacent to the Piece Hall. It took a team of around 200 dedicated staff 3 years to transform the building into a museum worthy of representing Calderdale’s fine industrial history. When the museum opened in 1985 it was an instant hit and large numbers of visitors including many schools visited.
The museum has recently had a revamp as part of the improvement of the Piece Hall and surrounding area and is now open every Saturday from 10AM. For further details please visit the CIM website via the link below.
Opening Times: Open every Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Last entry 3.30pm.
Admission: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.
Access: Access is to the side of the Museum via the newly installed ramp and stairs, internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.
Address: Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG
Tel: 01422 384721
Website: Calderdale Industrial Museum