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Wakefield Museum, free entry

Exploring the Museum

Exploring the Museum

Contact

Wakefield Museum

01924 302104

Address

Wakefield One,
Burton Street,
Wakefield,
WF1 2DD

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 5 Jul Crafty Crocs
Thu 7 Jul Meet the Curator
Thu 21 Jul Puzzling Patterns
Fri 22 Jul Festival of Archaeology
Tue 26 Jul Fashion Fun
Wed 27 Jul Mysterious Animals

Details

Step into a world of mystery at Wakefield Museum to discover stories of people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning.

Explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world’s first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Imagine life as a nineteenth century prisoner in Wakefield Jail, discover the area’s rugby heritage, hear the strange crackle that forced rhubarb makes when growing, learn the hardships of war throughout the ages and relive the stories of people who have worked, lived and played in the city.

Little visitors can dress up in vintage outfits, play with the Rhubarb Express train and cook up a storm in the 1950’s kitchen. Pick up a Digitrail for an alternative way of experiencing the museum.

Wakefield Museum is located on the lower level of Wakefield One. The Free City Bus stops just outside and Westgate Railway Station is only a two minute walk away.

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

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

Opening details

Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday & Friday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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