image for Exhibition item typeSomme100 Commemorative Display at Wakefield Museum

Exhibition, free entry




Wakefield Museum

01924 305356


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

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Sat 26 Nov - Sat 1 Jul Playmakers Exhibition
Wed 15 Feb - Sat 1 Jul The Cribs
Thu 2 Mar Meet the Curator
Tue 7 Mar Crafty Crocs
Thu 16 Mar Find Your Passion - Silk Scarf Painting
Tue 4 Apr Crafty Crocs


7.48am on the 1st July 1916. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, Captain R.E England of the 12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry led D Company into No Man's Land. An emotional display by Wakefield Museum follows their journey.

This display commemorates 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and shows how miners from around Wakefield made the ultimate sacrifice. You'll find the display in the Burton Street entrance of Wakefield Museum.

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


Free entry



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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


  • 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