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Bankfield Museum

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Wonderfull place

Been four times to this wonderfull museum always changing exhibits which are amazing.American... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Halifax, United Kingdom
A Little Gem

The Bankfield Museum in Halifax is a little gem of a place. Visited there on a rainy miserable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
+44 1422 352334
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All reviews local history first world war well worth a visit model village on display temporary exhibition couple of hours interesting exhibits school holidays halifax town centre lovely building will visit again helpful staff all ages great place to visit duke regiment
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been four times to this wonderfull museum always changing exhibits which are amazing.American indians with real tepees and costumes and Wild Bill Hicock,Annie oakley history.Recently Halifax toffee town history. Top floor first world war exhibits.A regimental museum all in a grade two listed mansion of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bankfield Museum in Halifax is a little gem of a place. Visited there on a rainy miserable Saturday in September & was very not disappointed. As well as hosting several exhibitions it is home to the Duke of Wellington’s Museum which tells the history...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

really interesting display of memorabilia for local business no longer here but memories for many local people and other interesting displays of other events over the year wish open on sundays

Thank Iris W
Reviewed August 15, 2018 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!

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 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

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Reviewed July 1, 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 June 26, 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 June 20, 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 June 11, 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

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