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A significant part of Calderdale Museums' historic art collection came from the collections of Alderman Smith. These collections transferred to the Brighouse Corporation and then Calderdale MBC in 1974. The oils principally date to the Victorian period and the collection features important works by artists such as John Atkinson Grimshaw and Marcus Stone. More recent works include pieces by nationally acclaimed local artist Peter Brook.

  • 22 October 2019

    FIVE DAYS REMAININGenter your artwork into the 2019 Calderdale Open Art Exhibition before 26/10 for the chance to win amazing prizes and have your art on display at the museum! Entry forms and more info at