image for Exhibition item typeKnitting On The Nile at Wakefield Museum

Exhibition, Mon 14 Oct 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020, free entry

Knitting On The Nile

Knitting On The Nile


Wakefield Castles & Museums Team


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Feb - Fri 25 Sep Playmakers On Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists
Sat 6 Jul - Sat 4 Jul Gateway to Eternity
Mon 14 Oct - Sat 4 Jul Knitting On The Nile
Sat 9 Nov - Fri 1 May Empowering Heritage
Sat 29 Feb Family Fun
Tue 3 Mar Crafty Crocs


A knitted creation inspired by the Ancient Egyptians and the exhibition currently on display in Wakefield Museum. Gateway to Eternity: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt explores the rituals behind death and burial thousands of years ago - Knitting on the Nile explores it with wool.

Can you see a mummified cat, knitted organs, canopic jars, a chariot model and a boat model? Knitted by The Odd Balls knitting group in Wakefield, who meet at Wool n Stuff, now at 46 Kirkgate, Wakefield.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 14 Oct 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020


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 toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access