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Children's Activity Event, Sat 11 Feb 2017, free entry

West Yorkshire History Centre

West Yorkshire History Centre


Helen Chatterton



West Yorkshire History Centre,
127 Kirkgate,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 11 Feb Community Open Day


Help to celebrate the opening of the West Yorkshire History Centre by attending this special Community Open Day.

There will be tours of the building and information to find out who West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS) are and what the service does.

There will be free family activities inspired by some of the treasures of the archive collections WYAS cares for.

It will be the first chance to see ‘A Family at War’, a temporary exhibition of WYAS First World War collections telling the story of a fictional family from Wakefield. The Conservation team will be showcasing the work they do. On display in the Searchroom will be interesting documents from the Wakefield Archive collection.

This is a free, drop-in event.

Education/study area

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 Feb 2017 10:30 to 16:00
Family activities will be running 10:30 – 15:00.
Tours of the building will run regularly throughout the day.


Free entry



See location of West Yorkshire History Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 336206  Lat: 53.68112 Long: -1.49246

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.

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

Parking: free


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired