The Old Station Building

Old building, new venue

The station building in Mytholmroyd is opening its doors this summer. We’re delighted to kick off our summer events with Open Studios, Open Space 70 the following weekend, and creative workshops in August.

You may know the building from times old or new. Some may remember the cosy waiting rooms with roaring fires and an elegant ticket office. All of that amazing Victorian heritage is still there, but this splendid building has been closed since the early 80s.

In more recent times, our charity formed to bring the derelict building back into community use. Network Rail restored it in 2018/9, and since then we’ve been fundraising to make the building fit for purpose. We think we’re nearly there with the fundraising, and are working hard to get it open as soon as we can. Our plan is to create artists’ studios on the upper floors, rent from which will allow the ground floor to be used by the community, with local displays, art exhibitions and creative classes. We aim to provide a social space for home workers and an “everybody space” – a warm, welcoming space to meet people and have a chat.

So, although it’s not finished yet, we want to welcome the public through our doors. For Open Studios, we’re hosting Halifax Square Route Weavers, Hebden Bridge Portrait Club, and Katie Bates, a local ceramicist. We’ve gratefully received funding from Northern Trains to equip ourselves for hosting these public events.

Mytholmroyd is well worth visiting for Open Studios, with Dovetail joiners and 17 ceramicists at Brier Hey Pottery. Two minutes by train, 5 by bus, 30 on foot from Hebden Bridge.

See all the artists and makers open in Mytholmroyd for July’s Open Studios here.

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