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Museums + Heritage Volunteer(s) of the Year Award

Calderdale Industrial Museum has been shortlisted for the above award (see Below)

We have been completely overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of entries for our Volunteer of the Year Award. In fact we have received hundreds of nominations making for incredibly difficult judging and we can absolutely say that each and every nominee is worthy of recognition and reward. 

So, it is with absolute pleasure that I can reveal that your nominee (as shown below) has been shortlisted for one of our two prestigious Volunteer of the Year awards – we will be rewarding an individual as well as a team.

 Nominee(s): Volunteers of Calderdale Industrial Museum Association

Organisation: Calderdale Industrial Museum

Best wishes

Anna Preedy


Museums + Heritage

CIMA members at the Museums + Heritage Volunteer(s) of the Year Award ceremony in London last week. Unfortunately, we didn’t come home with the trophy, it was awarded to the volunteers of Pitts River Museum in Oxford. We are however still No 1 on Trip Advisor for Things to Do in Halifax….


Ghost Hunting at the MUSEUM

Percy Shaw Back by Popular Demand

Day School with Julia Hickey 

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Re-opened and now run by a group of volunteer enthusiasts who believe that the industrial heritage of Calderdale should be preserved and shared with everyone. This special museum houses static and fully working original machines together with many special and rare artefacts relating to the industrial heritage of Calderdale.

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Situated near to Halifax railway station and the famous Eureka children’s museum, and next door to the newly renovated Piece Hall, the new central Library and Archive, and Square Chapel, Calderdale Industrial Museum is well placed in the heart of Halifax’s growing ‘cultural quarter’.

Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly installed ramp and stairs, internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.

Disabled Parking is available by prior request

Open every Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Last entry 3.30pm.

Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. accompanied children enter free.

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Gathered together over a number of years this special collection represents a cross section of the wide variety of industries that developed in Calderdale. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples of their type in the country. Several machines are in working order and, where possible, will be demonstrated for short periods during opening hours. Every effort has been made to present the machines as they would have been when first used. The collection covers the last 250 years from the industrial revolution.

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01422 384 721

Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG


Opening times
Open every Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm - last entry 3.30pm

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