Bankfield exhibition celebrates two year anniversary

The main exhibition has been at the museum for two years
The main exhibition has been at the museum for two years

The ‘For King and Country’ exhibition at Bankfield Museum is having its two year anniversary and everyone is encouraged to give it a visit.

The exhibition opened in 2014 and commemorates the centenary of the First World War.

It shares over 60 local stories, hundreds of objects and various archives from the Council’s Museums’ collections.

The top floor of the museum was completely renovated for the exhibition and over 50,000 people have visited since it opened.

The exhibition was also awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Public History Prize, beating competition from across the country.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Coun. Susan Press, said: “In the two years since ‘For King and Country’ opened at Bankfield Museum, the exhibition has gone from strength to strength, achieving fantastic praise from visitors and even winning prestigious national awards.

“If you’ve never been, I really encourage you to see for yourself the fascinating exhibition, bringing to life the local stories behind the First World War.

“If you’re planning another visit, there are plenty of new displays to see right across the museum. There’s something for everyone to see this summer.”

The main exhibition will be on display until 2018, but there’s always something new to see with new displays on the Battle of the Somme , a new series of talks and an exhibition called Calm During the Storm.