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Shibden Hall, located just outside Halifax Town centre, is set in 90 acres of rolling parkland which offers a range of attractions including woodland walks, an orienteering course, childrens playground, miniature railway, pitch & putt and a boating lake.
The Hall itself is almost 600 years old and is now home to the local folk museum. Although it has undergone numerous modifications and extensions over the years, its Tudor half-timbered frontage remains unchanged and is its most recognisable feature. The interior of the house offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the wealthy families who have lived there down the centuries including the Otes, the Saviles, the Waterhouses and the Listers. Its most famous resident was Anne Lister who lived at Shibden Hall from 1826 until her death in 1840. Anne was responsible for most of the landscaping of the grounds seen today and also many of the extensions added to the Hall. She was more famously known however, for her secret diaries which recorded her daily life, including her lesbian relationships, financial concerns, industrial activities and her improvements to Shibden Hall. Anne wrote her most intimate passages of the diaries in code and these tended to detail her romantic and sexual relationships which have often led to her being dubbed as "the first modern lesbian".
For further details on events at Shibden Hall please see our What's On Guide.

Opening Times:
March - October Monday - Thursday 10 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.15 pm), Friday Closed, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.15 pm), November - December Monday - Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm (last admission 3.15 pm), Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm (last admission 3.15 pm), January - February Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm (last admission 3.15 pm)
Admission:
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.
Access:
Disabled Access to Shibden Hall
Address:
Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6XG
Contact:
Tel: 01422 352246 / 321455
E-mail: shibden.hall@calderdale.gov.uk
Website:
Shibden Hall


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