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Free & interesting

It’s free, what more can you want? It’s a day out during the holidays where you don’t have to fork... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hollygirl84
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Big enough to be interesting. Small enough to manage

This really has to be well worth a visit. Car parking free. Entry free. Knowledgable, helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jandl-b
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Boothtown Road | Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG, England
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All reviewslocal historyfirst world warwell worth a visitmodel villageon displaycouple of hourstemporary exhibitioninteresting exhibitsschool holidayshalifax town centrelovely buildingwill visit againinteresting placehelpful staffall agesgreat place to visitduke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s free, what more can you want? It’s a day out during the holidays where you don’t have to fork out a fortune. It’s interesting too which is an added bonus!

Thank hollygirl84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really has to be well worth a visit. Car parking free. Entry free. Knowledgable, helpful staff and an interesting variety of exhibits, all housed in an amazing building. I thought it had been built as a museum but it started life as a private...More

Thank jandl-b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum hidden away within the grounds of Ackroyd Park in Boothtown. The entry to the museum is free, accommodates for all ages and abilities, and holds the attention of children (well, a seven year old who is obsessed with Fortnite at...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Bankfield Museum & we waa pleasantly surprised. Currently there’s an exhibition on Rowntree Mackintosh & the making of their sweets and a look back at the history, which was interesting on its own. There was also a shoe exhibition which is fab looking...More

Thank lucythppe
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The museum is housed in the former home of one of Halifax's foremost woollen merchants, Edward Akroyd. He sold it to Halifax Corporation in 1887 and they converted the beautiful Italianate home into a museum. The Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum is one of the...More

Thank BarryStonehouse
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I came with friends who have lived nearby and worked in Halifax all their lives but have never been here. The building is imposing and rather ugly from the outside however once you get in the beautiful architectural design and details suggest this is a...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The building was originally the home of mill owner and philanthropist Edward Akroyd but it has been a museum since the late 1800s. There was a good mixture of local history and wider topics (a good section on the first world war), and all in...More

Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Enjoyed a couple of hours wandering around this lovely old building, chatting to the two reception staff (turns out one was in my class in school 42 years ago!) and seeing the fantastic exhibits, well done to everyone involved in the upkeep of this great...More

Thank Martin_Sue10
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The children found it informative although not very fun., it was finished quite quickly but we havent been for a while so may have new exhibitions now. We like to go local for what is around and its a good way to teach your children...More

1  Thank mrsbott
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Love museums of any type and been fairly new to this area thought we would have a look ...so glad we did lovely little museum,love the military part and to hear about local history....this would be interesting for all ages ...would recommend.

Thank dee s
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