Days out in Calderdale & Huddersfield

EUREKA!

National Media Museum and IMAX

EUREKA! Is the National Children's Museum, a place where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play. Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them through 100s of hands-on exhibits.

EUREKA! Information
Services Any bus to Halifax Town Centre
Website www.eureka.org.uk

Kingsgate Shopping Centre

Kingsgate Shopping Centre

The Kingsgate Shopping Centre is home to nearly 50 shops, including House of Fraser, Next, River Island, HMV and New Look.

Kingsgate Shopping Centre Information
Services Any bus to Huddersfield Town Centre
Website www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk

Shibden Hall, Park and Gardens

Shibden Hall, Park and Gardens

The historic, half timbered Shibden Hall, set in majestic parkland dates back to 1420 and is home to a fine collection of 17th and 18th century furnishings once belonging to the Lister family. The 90 acres of beautiful parkland have extensive playground facilities, a boating lake, minature railway and a dry-stone walling display.

Shibden Hall, Park and Gardens Information
Services 508, 548/9, 681/2
Website www.calderdale.gov.uk

Piece Hall

Gallagher Leisure Complex

The Piece Hall is a former 18th Century cloth market, where local traders sold their cloth by the 'piece'. Currently home to a collection of curio shops, a market every Thursday and Saturday, an art gallery and the Halifax Visitor Centre. Events are also held throughout the year.

Piece Hall Information
Services Any bus to Halifax Town Centre
Websites www.piecehall.info

Bankfield Museum

Bankfield Museum

Set in a wonderful Victorian mill owners house, Bankfield has a growing reputation as a centre for textiles and contemporary craft.

With its internationally important collection of textiles, weird and wonderful objects from around the world, plus commissions by leading makers and a varied programme of exhibitions and events, there is much to see and enjoy.

Bankfield Museum Information
Services 576 (Lime Line)
Website www.calderdale.gov.uk

Colne Valley Museum, Golcar

Colne Valley Museum, Golcar

The Colne Valley Museum provides a look back at Victorian Huddersfield. Displays of textiles and former industries based in Huddersfield from the early Victorian days. There's often spinning, weaving and clog-making demonstrations.

Colne Valley Museum Information
Services 301/2
Website www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

Tolson Museum

Each intriguing layer of Huddersfield's past is revealed at the Tolson Museum. From the tools of the earliet settler - made for hunting in the primative forests - to the modern day collectors from local people. Learn how the boom in the textile industry changed peoples lives and brought prosperity to the town. Tolson leads you step-by-step through the centuries of Huddersfield's history.

Tolson Museum Information
Services 372. Services 370/1 will also drop you a short walk away.
Website www.kirklees.gov.uk

Standedge Tunnel, Marsden

Lister Park and Cartright Hall

The former canal warehouse opposite the towpath at Tunnel End has been converted into a Visitor Centre, with displays telling the story of the canal and the tunnel. There is also a film about the canal showing continuously. Admission to the Visitor Centre is free. There are also boat trips from Tunnel End Cottages at the tunnel mouth which go about 500 metres into the tunnel.

Standedge Tunnel Information
Services 185. Services 183/4 will also drop you a short walk away.
Website www.penninewaterways.co.uk