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 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Writing Through The Ages

Writing Through The Ages

Castleford Museum

Thu 25 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

The potter

Innovative Industries

Castleford Museum

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2019

Rugby Crafts

In A League Of Their Own Craft Activity

Castleford Museum

Thu 1 Aug 2019

The potter

Innovative Industries

Castleford Museum

Fri 2 - Sat 3 Aug 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 3 Aug 2019

A Roman Industry

A Roman Industry

Castleford Museum

Mon 5 - Tue 6 Aug 2019

A Roman Industry

A Roman Industry

Castleford Museum

Thu 8 - Sat 10 Aug 2019

Seaside in Castleford

Seaside In Castleford

Castleford Precinct

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 10 Aug 2019

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!