Bankfield Museum

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Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire

With its internationally important collection of textiles, weird and wonderful objects from around the world, and a varied programme of exhibitions and events, there is much to see and enjoy. The historic house of the Akroyd family is also home to the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum. From May 2019 Bankfield Museum will also be home to the Fashion Gallery, showcasing our extensive collection of costume and textiles from ancient Egypt to the 20th century.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon: Closed Tue - Sat: 10:00-16:00 Sun: Closed Bank holiday Monday: 10:00-16:00


Admission free.


  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Conference facilities available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Auditorium
  • Gardens open to public
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Toilets
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups

Facilities information:

Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Please contact prior to visit to discuss access. Free onsite parking. Coach drop off at main road due to narrow gateways.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Primary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Regular children's club
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Commercial filming service
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Loan service
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Secondary school education service available

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