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Halifax Steampunk Market

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The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.
Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.
The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.
The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.
Following the success of last year's market and further fundraising by the team, the top floor is now in the process of being renovated and is already looking very different to last year's event here. The objective is to develop and present the story of how worsted cloth is manufactured from sheep’s wool.
The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.
A great opportunity to witness the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the Calder Valley!
The weekend will be as follows:
Doors open at 11am both days all stalls open and trading up to 5pm.
Indoor entertainment tbc on the Sunday.
There will be a flying display in the museum from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​'s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days - times to follow.
Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that's right, we do things different at LSM!) commences an hour before the tournament to take place on the Saturday only. (time tbc)
Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).
There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.
A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade CAKE and cuppas.
We have decided to not have our own hot food vendors outside this time as there's very little outdoor Space plus the museum backs onto the Piece Hall where there are other cafes for normal food plus there is a Burger King just the other side of the museum.
Don't forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well.
Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout. Traders will be on the 1st and 2nd floors - all floors fully accessible by lift.
Admission prices are: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.
Pitches are already available so if you are interested in trading please email [email protected] stating the name of the event in the subject line as we run 5 weekends of trading each year.


Saturday, October 5th 2019 11:00am


Calderdale Industrial Museum
Square Road Halifax Halifax HX1 1 United Kingdom


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