Tours and Events

Current Events

Are you new to Halifax or a local resident who fancies taking a trip down memory lane? Everyone is welcome to explore the history of Halifax on one of our popular tours.

Bookings are being managed by Calderdale Council. Our tours are running on the 9th March and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of April.

International Women's Day Walking Tour of Halifax

Saturday 9th March

Start Location:

In front of Calderdale Industrial Museum (CIMA), Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG

Finish:

The Old Courthouse, Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2DL for refreshments and heritage exhibition. All funds raised are for the invaluable services provide by the Women’s Centre in Halifax.

Halifax Heritage Tours available during the Anne Lister Birthday Festival 2024

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Wednesday 3rd April

Thursday 4th April

Friday 5th April

Saturday 6th April

Sunday 7th April

2024 Tours

Halifax Heritage Tours CIC April 2024 tour dates are now live and available to book at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/Calderdale-culturedale

New Tours for 2024 include the Halifax Magistrates Court and the Hebble Canal trail. Walking tours of the Town Hall, Town centre and Bus Tours around the residential parts of Halifax are also planned.

Halifax Revealed

Come for a walk with a local guide, pointing out buildings and places previously unknown to you and hearing interesting details from the Medieval, Georgian and Victorian eras through to more modern times! Learn about the philanthropists and industrialists who shaped the heritage of Halifax through generations and encounter some of the listed buildings, including the Town Hall and the Piece Hall, which they left as their legacy.  

Tours start/end at Halifax BID Information Centre 10 The Square, Woolshops, HX1 1RJ Box Office: 01422 413012. 

Town Hall Treasures

Join us on our special guided tour of Halifax Town Hall, a building of immense architectural significance both inside and out.  So much so, it was voted one of the top ten Town Halls in the country in 2008 by Architect Today magazine and has been described as truly outstanding by Historic England. Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, it was opened on 4 August 1863 by HRH The Prince of Wales. It was built to be the most grand and significant building in the town and stands today as a proud and permanent reminder of the affluence of Halifax in the Victorian era. The building never fails to impress visitors who travel from all over the country and world to see its splendours!  

Tours start/end outside the Town Hall entrance. 

Heritage Bus Tours

Jump aboard our informative heritage bus ride. See places which you might not know much about or even knew existed! Places with a wealth of history to tell, many with listed building status. Let our guides tell you more about some of the fascinating buildings and areas just a short distance from the town centre. How they fit into the rich heritage of Halifax and how the past has shaped the town of today. We will show you the world’s tallest folly, buildings and parks provided by the town’s wealthy philanthropists, tell the story of who built the church with the tallest spire, and even show you the gruesome guillotine (the Gibbet) used in Halifax from 1286 to 1650. 

Embark/Disembark the bus at the lay by on Charles Street, on the bottom side the M&S Car Park. 

Fancy something different?

The theme this 2023 for National Heritage Week is “Creativity Unwrapped”. Watch out locally for events and activities.

This year, one of our volunteers is leading a 5 mile Historical Panoramic Walk over the tops of Halifax explaining the trade, industry and connected notable people of Halifax.     

We have organised tours for couples and groups, catering for bespoke requirements.

Private Tours

We can arrange a private guided tour for you and your group. Anything from clubs, groups and even national or international visitors. Halifax and the surrounding area are yours to discover.

Private bookings to date have included - customised tours for visitors from America and Australia, social clubs, exchange visitors and private parties.

If you require further details or have specific enquiries please contact us at info@halifaxheritage.co.uk