Exhibitions and Events at the museum

A small group of textile artists from Calderdale and Kirklees have created this exhibition of texture and colour using a mix of material from iinouiio a Huddersfield based company who specialise in taking post-consumer and manufactures waste and convert it into a range of fibres, yarns and fabrics. For most of the open days of the exhibition, a member of the group will be available to chat and answer questions.

The museum is open Saturdays 10am – 4pm and also Thursdays in the school holidays. Admission is  adults £5, concessions £4, with free entry for accompanied children.  Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission charge.

Calderdale Industrial Museum Association Talks 2024

We have member talks every month, here is some information about the upcoming talks in April and May 2024.Doors open at 7pm, with the talk starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
The May talk will be given by Chris Toole. He will examining paternalism in mid 19th century Halifax and the impact of the Akroyd and Crossley families on the town.
Free entry to members of Calderdale Industrial Museum Association, £4 to visitors. Tea/coffee/biscuits will be available for a small donation.

If you would like to become a member of Calderdale Industrial Museum Association and enjoy free entry to the museum, free entry to talks and invitations to special events, please click HERE for further information, or contact the museum. Membership is £15 for one, or £23 for two people at one addres


New Bobbin Trail

Why not visit Calderdale Industrial Museum in 2024, we are open from Saturday 6th January 2024 and have a new “Bobbin Trail” around the museum. Bobbins are used to weave cloth which was a very important industry in Calderdale. Take our trail to find out more about other trades and industries that were in this area. There are pictures of bobbins hidden in the museum. Every time you find one there are questions to answer. One set of questions our very young visitors may enjoy or if you like a challenge you can answer the more challenging set (or even both!). If you enjoy the trail and would like a bobbin of your own, we have a wide range of toys and gifts made from bobbins in our shop.

Yorkshire through Lens and Brush

– A Respective of Photographs and Artwork by Terry Sutton

Terry Sutton has been capturing the changing lives and scenery of West Yorkshire for more than sixty years. We are delighted to present a retrospective of his vast output of photographs, sketches and paintings. In the 1970’s he began a series of illustrations based on photographs of the relentlessly changing industrial landscapes of what was once the “industrial West Riding”. Cinemas, chapels, railway stations, warehouses, mills and other buildings were abandoned and left for years to fall into dereliction. To many, these once important servants of our communities became eyesores, for Terry, the textures, colours and strange beauty provided inspiration for his first book, Yesterday’s Yorkshire – A Celebration of the Industrial West Riding published in 2001. His second book  Hard Graft – Yorkshire at Work pays tribute to Yorkshire’s rich heritage of craftmanship and industrial achievement.

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