Bankfield Museum

Free to all

Bankfield Museum is housed in a grand Victorian mansion in Halifax, showcasing local history, textiles, military memorabilia and more.

Bankfield was opened as a museum in 1887, and offers visitors an insight into Halifax’s social and industrial past, with exhibitions coverin local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world.

Historic house

Wander through the Victorian mansion and admire the opulent interiors of Bankfield. Once home to local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd, discover how he played a significant role in the area’s industrial development through the museum’s collection.

Military and industrial history

Bankfield also features a regimental museum dedicated to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, housing uniforms, weaponry, and other military artefacts.

You can also expect to see examples of textiles produced in Halifax throughout history, including garments, fabrics, and furnishings in the Textile Gallery.

Visitor information


Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6HG
01422 354823

Free to all

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm


COVID19 - closed for 12 weeks

Visitor information

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