For over 300 hundred years Shibden Hall was the home of the Lister family, but the house itself is even older, first built in about 1420. Many generations of people and their families have lived and worked here, and all have left their mark on its history.
Shibden’s owners were people with whom we can identify today:
* on moving into the house they changed the decorations as personal taste and fashion demanded.
* they added to the building and they took things away.
* they did not freeze their home at a certain date, but were happy to place furnishings they liked and examples of new technology alongside the things they inherited.
The Hall today reflects this continual development:
* the house is an accumulation of objects of many dates, providing evidence of how people lived throughout Shibden’s time as a family home.
* the rooms and displays are set out as if someone has just slipped out for a moment, and may return just after you have moved on.
March to November
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm
Last admission at 4.15pm.
December to February
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 4.00pm
Last admission at 3.30pm.
Restricted access for wheelchair users (historic house), audio guide for visually impaired visitors. Please contact, prior to visit, if you have special needs and staff will be glad to help.
* Adults: £3.50
* Children 5-16 years / Senior Citizens / Passport to Leisure: £2.50
* Family (2 adults, 2 children): £10.00
* Group of 10 or more: £2.50 per person
* Evening visits (minimum number 20): £6.00 per person.
Set in 90 acres of rolling parkland with a range of attractions including woodland, walks, an orienteering course, children’s rides, miniature railway, pitch and putt and a boating lake, Shibden is the perfect venue for a family day out. Please call to check the opening times of these facilities.