Welcome to Castleford

Have a wander around the historic market town of Castleford, stop for a coffee and then discover Castleford’s Roman past at the museum.

Head to the waterfront and visit Queen’s Mill, once thought to have been the largest stone grinding mill in the world with twenty pairs of grinding stones. Explore the fascinating history on special open days throughout the year organised by the Castleford Heritage Trust.

Love to shop? Browse a range of independent boutiques in the centre of town to find those perfect gifts then head to Juntion 32 Outlet Shopping Village to explore over 80 high street favourites. Just across the road you’ll find your next adrenaline rush on the real snow slope at Xscape Yorkshire.

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Events taking place in Castleford

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

elements

The Elements

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

Xscape Tuesdays

Xscape Tuesdays

Xscape Yorkshire

Tue 29 May 2018

World of Colour

The World of Colour

Castleford Museum

Thu 31 May 2018

Kinetic Magnetics

Kinetic Magnetics

Castleford Museum

Fri 1 Jun 2018

How To Build a Catapult

How To Build a Catapult

Castleford Museum

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Focus on Nature

Viking Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Xscape Tuesdays

Xscape Tuesdays

Xscape Yorkshire

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 30 Jun 2018

There's a world of discovery waiting for you to explore at Castleford Museum.

Learn about life under Roman rule, dress up like a solider and find out how Roman conquests shaped the Castleford we see today.

Celebrate the town's rugby league heritage, explore the stunning collection of glass and take part in exciting family workshops held throughout the year.

Get closer to nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings.

Whether it's wildlife watching, pond dipping or bird spotting you're after, Fairburn Ings is the place to be for nature lovers.

A relaxing stroll through the woodland and along the trails will see you come across a variety of habitats so make sure you're on the look out!