AN exhibition of costumes from a BBC drama series partly filmed in the Bradford district is to open.

The Gentleman Jack exhibition will open at the Calderdale Council-run Bankfield Museum on Tuesday, May 31, just two days after the end of the second series of Sally Wainwright’s hugely popular drama about Anne Lister.

The Halifax-based museum, not far from Shibden Hall, Anne Lister’s historic home, will host a collection of more than 30 iconic costumes created by renowned designer Tom Pye, Costume Designer on both seasons of Gentleman Jack.


The exhibition, which runs until Christmas Eve, will feature outfits worn by the cast in series two, including Suranne Jones (Anne Lister), Sophie Rundle (Ann Walker) and Gemma Whelan (Marian Lister). The famous top hat that Suranne Jones wore as Anne Lister during filming will take pride of place alongside other recognisable garments and accessories.

Gentleman Jack was partly filmed at Salts Mill in Saltaire after a section was turned into a street scene, including a pub and chemist.

Entry to Bankfield Museum, including the Gentleman Jack costume exhibition, is free and there is no need to book. The collection will be displayed in the museum’s Main Hall and Oak Gallery.