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17 June 2020Piece Hall, Halifax and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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Piece Hall, Halifax and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wednesday 17 June 2020

The Grade 1 listed Piece Hall in Halifax is the sole survivor of the great 18th century northern cloth halls. Dating from 1779, the Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type, and although built for trade, it also embodied the artistic sensibilities of the Enlightenment. Not without reason is it described as `Yorkshire`s most important secular building`.

Following our visit to the Piece Hall we will move on to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where we will have lunch and then time to look at some of the many wonderful exhibits it houses (Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore are among the artists whose work is on display). As its name suggests, the Park is essentially an open air gallery, but if the weather is poor or you just don`t fancy walking through the grounds, there is always plenty to see indoors without having to go far.