Enter a house where you sense the family has just gone out and allow yourself to absorb 600 years of history. Built in 1420, Shibden Hall with its oak panelled interiors and atmospheric room settings is Halifax's Historic Home. The Folk Museum and Barn also offer you a world without electricity, where craftsmen worked in wood and iron.
Shibden Hall has an active programme of events ranging from craft demonstrations to concerts. We also offer an exciting education programme where schools might meet the Tudor Mistress of the house or help with Victorian Wash Day!
At Shibden Park you can improve your skills on the boating lake or practise your pitch and putt, Take a ride on our miniature train and the land train. You can refuel at the new Mereside Cafe or the Tearooms at the Hall. Walk the dog, or have a quiet picnic by the meandering stream.
Shibden is a perfect place for a leisurely stroll over 37 hectares of rolling parkland. Explore the newly restored historic landscape, the Gardener's tunnel, the Wilderness and the re-instated original lawn design in front of the Hall. Linger in the bluebell wild garlic woods or practise your map reading skills on our orienteering course.
We also offer a wide range of talks, walks and activities to compliment our beautiful surroundings.
- Parking facilities for disabled in lower car park
- People with mobility problems can avoid steps at entrance through the courtyard, ring for access
- Disabled toilets
- Upper floor not accessible to wheelchairs
- Audio guide available
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