Take a virtual walk to Aachen and support Happy Days homeless charity

It is 520 miles to Aachen, Halifax's twin town and we think that together we are up for the challenge!  In addition to the walks below, team Full Circle will add up our additional miles walked but we really need your help to get there! The proceedings of this fundraiser are for the homeless charity Happy … Continue reading Take a virtual walk to Aachen and support Happy Days homeless charity

Anne Lister Birthday week 1st-10th of April

"What a dynamo of a character! A Nineteenth Century land-owning, business-operating, mountain- and social-climbing genius who didn’t take any guff from any man. A woman who wanted a wife! A woman who recorded every bit of her interior and exterior world, leaving us a written record of her life and times, unmatched by anyone, ever." … Continue reading Anne Lister Birthday week 1st-10th of April

Local Museums reopening plans

Some of Calderdale's Museums are opening again to visitors. To visit you must book your time slot online in advance. Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy. Sanitiser will be provided at various points and we will be frequently cleaning the venue in line with … Continue reading Local Museums reopening plans

Happy 230th Birthday Anne Lister! April 3rd

This year marks the 230th anniversary of the birthday of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. We'd like to join together and wish her a happy birthday and remember all the wonderful things her life meant not just for little old Halifax but far and beyond Calderdale. The lady herself Anne Lister was a remarkable, pioneering … Continue reading Happy 230th Birthday Anne Lister! April 3rd

Calderdale Museums’ Enews February 2021

  In memory of Captain Sir Thomas Moore We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Captain Tom who served with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. The Regiment's museum and archive are at Bankfield Museum and two portraits of Captain Tom have been donated to the Regiment's collection and will be … Continue reading Calderdale Museums’ Enews February 2021

Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall

The wait is almost over! Gentleman Jack will be on BBC1 this Sunday 19 May, 9:00pm – the story of our very own Anne Lister from Shibden Hall. Find out more about this extraordinary woman and the fantastic place in which she lived. It's 1832 in West Yorkshire, England -- the cradle of the evolving … Continue reading Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall

Unveiling Blue Plaque in Tribute to Anne Lister

The fascinating life of Anne Lister will be honoured by a blue plaque at Shibden Hall, Halifax. The plaque will be unveiled on a very special day – Wednesday 3 April 2019 – which is the diarist’s 229th birthday. A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link … Continue reading Unveiling Blue Plaque in Tribute to Anne Lister