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Venue Hire

We offer a tranquil space in the traditional town of Heptonstall. The museum has proven itself to be highly adaptable and we’ve regularly hosted everything from weaving demonstrations to poetry performances, author talks as well as craft sales and art exhibitions.

We are now welcoming others to make use of the great rooms we can offer to hire.

We can offer our main area, The Old School Room (home from Thursday to Sunday to the main museum area). Alternatively, the atmospheric and airy rooms below which forms The Undercroft.

Hire is generally available Monday to Wednesday for day or evening hire. During Museum opening days, we can also offer evening hire after 6pm.

If you wish to hire the museum on days we would normally open to the public, we are open to discussions.

Community Hire

We continue to work closely with our local community and we want to make Heptonstall Museum a valuable community space. We are happy to negotiate hire costs dependent on an organisation’s funds/needs and can also offer volunteering opportunities to offset hire for keen organisations. 


The main area of the Museum, the former Grammar School room, has a seated theatre capacity of approximately 35, with room for around 5 standing, when arranged theatre style. Other configurations, such as workshops would decrease capacity.

Acoustically, it works wonderfully as a performance space, though it can also be adapted for workshops or team meetings. As the main purpose of this space is as a museum, we do reserve the right to decline hire where we feel activities may be a risk to the display/exhibits.

Commercial Hire Costs

£90 – 3 hrs (Half Day)

Hire includes the main room with access to the single toilet in our Reception area.
– We can provide tables and chairs.
– A projector and screen is available.
– Lighting and heating are included.

The Undercroft

We recently hosted artists as part of Hebden Bridge Open Studios in the Undercroft rooms. The well-list space lends itself well to artists and craft makers.

Room 1 & 2: By negotiation 

Room 3 & 4: £60 for 3 hours.

Please note there are no bathroom facilities. Access to the museum will be available during museum opening hours.


£30  – Set up/close down 
£20 – Tea/Coffee & Biscuits (includes provision of a hot water urn)
Water Jugs on request
There is a also a small half size fridge accessible for guests to use.

The building is a Grade II listed 17c building. Whilst we do have heating, the original stone flooring and single-glazed, large windows can be challenging on winter days. Please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear if you and your team are likely to simply be sat for a period of time.

Please note we charge a deposit of £50 – Non-Refundable if cancelled less than 30 days before


We can also help organise external catering options with local suppliers, though we also recommend our other local businesses – Heptonstall’s two pubs, The White Lion and The Cross Inn and Towngate Tea Rooms.

We currently do not hold a licence for alcohol.


All areas of the Museum are currently difficult for those with walking disabilities. Heptonstall is an historic town and as a listed 16c building, the Museum itself is not adapted for wheelchair.