For over 300 hundred years Shibden Hall was the home of the Lister family, but the house itself is even older, first built in about 1420. Many generations of people and their families have lived and worked here, and all have left their mark on its history. Shibden’s owners were people with whom we can identify today. On moving into the house they changed the decorations as personal taste and fashion demanded. They added to the building and they took things away. They did not freeze their home at a certain date, but were happy to place furnishings they liked and examples of new technology alongside the things they inherited. The Hall today reflects this continual development. The house is an accumulation of objects of many dates, providing evidence of how people lived throughout Shibden’s time as a family home. The rooms and displays are set out as if someone has just slipped out for a moment, and may return just after you have moved on.
Please note that Shibden Hall is currently closed until March 2019. March-October 2019: Open Mon-Thurs 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Closed Fri. November-December 2019: Open Mon-Tues 10:00-16:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00. Closed Wed-Fri.
Adults: £4.50 Children 5-16 years / Senior Citizens / Passport to Leisure: £3.50 Family (2 adults, 2 children): £12.50 Group of 10 or more: £3.50 per person Evening visits (minimum number 20): £9.00 per person.
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Parking for disabled available
- Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
- Research facilities for academics
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Academic publications and resources available
- Activities for pre-school children
- 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
- Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
- General audio-guide available
- General guide to collections available
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
- Specialist publications on collections available
- Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
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