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Wakefield Museum, free entry


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

Having fun on the friend or foe game

Having fun on the friend or foe game


“It's been a great privilege to open this spectacular new museum… It's a beautiful design, is beautifully displayed and is full of interesting things.” Sir David Attenborough

Wakefield Museum tells stories about people and their lives. Some are over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. Explore the museum and hear a few of these stories.

Follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope, passion and belief, love and war, work and home.
Discover the extraordinary – the oldest, the first, the one and only
Remember the ordinary – everyday life, everyday people
Feel the emotion – love, hate, passion, sorrow, laughter, loss, discovery
Be inspired – beautiful objects, faraway lands, craftsmanship
Have a go – clock-in, ride the rhubarb express, spot enemy planes, build a Tudor building, dress up

Wakefield Museum is here because of you, your past and your future. Explore this beautiful museum and find your place in Wakefield’s history.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday - Closed


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield City Centre. Located behind Wakefield's County Hall.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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