Bankfield Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Bankfield Museum

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

  • Outside view of Bankfield Museum in Halifax
  • For King and Country Exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Bankfield Museum has been a local gem since 1887 and tells tales of the local area through diverse and creative collections. It’ll be a winner with kids and particularly parents on rainy days!

The exhibitions are an education on all sorts, including art, toys, jewellery and textiles from all over the world. Military history plays a big part and a host of temporary exhibits give kids a chance to investigate costume, painting and photography. All this and it’s free!

Located in the lovely Akroyd Park, the museum itself is a classic Victorian mansion and was home to the local mill owner and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd. Explore the various levels with the top floor showing loads of exhibits throughout the year, including the award-winning  'For King and Country' commemorating the region's involvement in World War I.

  • Exhibits ranging from local history to international textiles
  • Lovely grounds to explore
  • It’s free!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6HG, England


Click here to visit Bankfield Museum's website
01422 352334

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00


Free entry. 

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets allowed.  

Parking facilities

Disabled parking spaces are around the back of the Museum with access via a ramp.