Free Pop-up Museum in Heptonstall 12 & 13 October 2019
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival delivered a free weekend of sharing stories and memories of life and times in the Calder Valley at Heptonstall Museum.
ALICE LONGSTAFF A rare chance to see some of Alice Longstaff’s unseen photos of valley life in the last century and watch a short film about her life’s work. BLUE PLAQUES The 2016 Blue Plaque project illustrates the valley’s contribution during the First World War and there was a chance to hear stories inspired by those stories read by local storyteller Ursula Holden Gill.
LABEL TABLE Local artist Lizzie Lockhart is a bit of a magpie and one of the things she collects is labels which she showed at the last two arts festivals. She encouraged local business to see if they recognise themselves on her local labels table.
MAP CHAIR Take a seat in the talking Map Chair. West Yorkshire Queer Stories have been collecting the memories and experiences of LGBTIQ+ people from all across the region to make sure that their voices are present in the local archives and museums. Local artist Debbie Sharp has placed some of these oral histories into the chair to share with you.
Find Heptonstall Museum
In the Old Grammar School building, at the centre of the ancient Pennine hilltop village of Heptonstall, you will find this welcoming Museum.
Heptonstall Museum, Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall, HX7 7PL
There is a large visitor car park signposted on the left as you enter Heptonstall from Hebden Bridge. Walk towards the village centre, where at the cross roads you can see a brown Museum sign. Follow the cobbled road uphill towards the old Grammar School which houses the Museum.
Heptonstall Museum is located on a hill with stepped access and no nearby parking or drop off point. Due to the historic nature there is no level access to the site entrance and steps within the building itself.