Following the successful tours in May and July, there will be another tour on 10 September 2017 starting at 2pm. The tour of Shibden Hall focuses on its most famous resident, Anne Lister (1791 – 1840).
Hear about Anne’s life as a remarkable business woman, landowner, traveller and mountaineer, as well as her relationships with other women and her secret diaries of over four million words.
The Tour is included in the Hall’s entry price. No need to book.
More information about Shibden Hall opening times, entrance fees and group discounts can be found at the Calderdale Museums Shibden Hall web page.
Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 – 1840). Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history.
The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn.
The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.
‘Shibden Hall’ TV Series
Shibden Hall will be the focus of a new BBC drama series written by Sally Wainwright, exploring the life of Anne Lister (1791 – 1840) and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series, entitled ‘Shibden Hall’ will be filmed early 2018 and will be aired on BBC and HBO. Shibden Hall has previously featured in the BBC drama To Walk Invisible, written and directed by Sally Wainwright, which aired in December 2016.