The weekend will be as follows:

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September 2018, address is Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Doors open at 11am both days all stalls open and trading up to 5pm.

Indoor entertainment of a strolling close-up magician between 1-3pm on the Sunday.
There will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​'s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days - Saturday at 1pm, Sunday at 4pm. This was planned to be in the grounds of the Piece Hall which is immediately behind the museum but is now going to be indoors across the length of one of the floors.

Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that's right, we do things different at LSM!) commences from 3pm for the tournament to take place at 4pm on the Saturday only. 

Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade cake and cuppas. We have decided to not have our own hot food vendors outside this time as there's very little outdoor space plus the museum backs onto the Piece Hall where there are other cafes for normal food plus there is a Burger King just the other side of the museum.

Don't forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well. 

Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout. 
Admission prices are: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

If you are interested in trading please email

Please note this museum only allows assistance dogs in the building.
We do not know whether the public car parks in Halifax are secured overnight or if they allow overnight parking. 


The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.

Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.

The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.

The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.

The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. The objective is to develop and present the story of how worsted cloth is manufactured from sheep’s wool.

The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.

A great opportunity to witness the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the Calder Valley!


RAIL – Halifax station is 200 yards walk. 

BUS – Halifax bus station has links to all nearby towns and cities. A short walk through the shopping centre and the Piece Hall will take you to Calderdale Industrial Museum, just outside the new East Gate of the Piece Hall.

CAR – The museum address is Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG. There is no dedicated parking for the museum but on-street, pay-and-display parking is available close by and there are several pay-and-display carparks near the Minster to the north east.
The Eureka Museum car park is closest but is 4 Hours £3.00, 12 Hours £6.00
Go back up Square Road, turn right into King Street. Just a few minutes further to walk but the council car park there is open Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00 and only charges 1 Hour £0.50, 2 Hours £1.00, 3 Hours £1.50, 4 Hours £2.00, 5 Hours £2.50, 6 Hours £3.00, 7 Hours £3.50


@ Square Chapel

Square Chapel is opposite the railway station and less than ten minutes walk from the bus station. The main entrance is via the copper building next door to the Piece Hall's Southgate entrance.

They have the following entertainment on over the weekend:

Friday 28th September
Comedian Nish Kumar at 8pm, £20.

Film screening of The Haunting of Blaine Manor from 8pm, £10.

Saturday 29th September
A Northern Soul Q&A from 7.30pm

Tickets and enquires 01422 349422. Concessions available for most shows.



We are delighted to have the beautiful Imperial Crown Hotel in Halifax ready to welcome our visitors and enjoy the weekend.

They are happy to offer a special rate for our visitors of £65.00 bed & breakfast (per night, 2 adults in a standard double or twin) or £95.00 B&B for an executive room (per night, bed & breakfast 2 adults) - this amounts to a 20% discount based upon their current published rates.

Bookings can be made via telephone with their reception team on 01422 342342.

The rate will be available Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September and guests will need to quote “SP_2018” in order to gain the special rate. All bookings will require a credit or debit card in order to confirm the reservation.

The Imperial Crown Hotel was built in the early 1800’s as a Coaching Inn and is located directly opposite Halifax Railway station and next door to the Piece Hall. 
The hotel offers complimentary parking for residents (subject to availability) which is located opposite the hotel, please note a permit is required from reception. Check-in is from 2pm daily with checkout at 11am. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast within their restaurant, freshly prepared by their team. They boast their own bar which is available 24 hours to their residents, offering a range of beverages, a great place to relax or meet with friends. Each room comes with free WiFi, en-suite facilities, TV with Freeview channels, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided. Upgraded bedrooms are available at a supplement cost, subject to availability. 
The hotel has 41 bedrooms over 5 floors although unfortunately there are no ground floor rooms or a lift due to the age and layout of the building.

The Imperial Crown Hotel, 42-46 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1QE.

There is a new website being updated which will allow online bookings with this code and will advise when that is ready. 



We are waiting for details and offers regarding the theatre and other restaurants in the Piece Hall for this weekend.
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