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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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.

Events taking place in Castleford

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Santa Parade

Santa Parade

Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Santa Parade

Santa Parade

Xscape Yorkshire

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Leeds Steampunk Market on Tour

Leeds Steampunk Market

Queen's Mill

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Queen's Mill Over 55's Christmas Dance

Over 55's Christmas Dance

Queen's Mill

Wed 11 Dec 2019

The Census at Bethlehem Pieter Brueghel

Queen's Mill Art Appreciation Group

Queen's Mill

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Saturnalia

Saturnalia

Castleford Museum

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 14 Dec 2019

A Christmas Of Curiosity

A Christmas Of Curiosity

Xscape Yorkshire

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Santa Crafts

Santa Crafts

Castleford Museum

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 21 Dec 2019

A Christmas Of Curiosity

A Christmas Of Curiosity

Xscape Yorkshire

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Our Museum

Our Museum

Castleford Museum

Thu 2 - Sat 4 Jan 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 7 Jan 2020

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!