Calderdale Industrial Museum planning series of open days

A treadle medallion lathe, rebuilt by volunteers, which will be on show at Calderdale Industrial Museum's open day
A treadle medallion lathe, rebuilt by volunteers, which will be on show at Calderdale Industrial Museum's open day

Calderdale Industrial Museum is holding a series of open days, starting on Saturday, April 13.

Run by Calderdale’s Museum Service and members of the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association, the open days are aimed at giving people the chance to learn how industry developed in Halifax.

The museum, on Square Road in Halifax town centre, features exhibits from many industries, including spinning, weaving, carpet-making, toffee-making, machine-tool manufacture and others.

Calderdale Industrial Museum Association is made up of volunteers who are working towards re-opening the museum.

It says it is currently in discussions with Calderdale Council officers about running some of the exhibits in the future.

The open days take place between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday, April 13; Sunday, May 12; Saturday, June 8; Sunday, July 14; Saturday, August 10; Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.

Entrance is free, but donations are welcome.

There will be a museum trail and quiz for children as well as well-informed volunteers on hand to answer people’s questions.