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Exhibition, Mon 5 Nov 2018 - Fri 1 Mar 2019, free entry

Nurses and Soldiers

Nurses and Soldiers


11th November 2018 marks a hundred years since the end of the First World War.

Visit Wakefield Museum to engage with a few of our small displays telling the stories of local people who were affected by the war:

George Kellett’s Diary
In 1917 George Kellett from Sandal received the diary as a Christmas present whilst he was serving in Northern France. It is a fascinating insight into his life in the trenches from the daily routine to going over the top.
The diary has its own twitter account and you can follow it @WW1_Diary. Tweets go out on the same calendar days as he wrote them.

Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox, of Thornes Road, was a Sergeant with the Royal Field Artillery. He received the Military Medal for bravery in the field, but sadly died in action on 29th July 1917.
He also served in South Africa in 1901-1902 during the Second Boer War as part of a volunteer regiment and became an honorary Freeman of the city of Wakefield in recognition of this service.

Marion Walker’s autograph book
Marion Walker was a nurse at the White Rose Auxiliary Hospital at Heath Hall in Wakefield. She carried an autograph book when attending to her patients who often whiled away their time drawing cartoons, adding mottos and filling the books with snippets of their personality.
We have reproduced drawings and phrases from the book on The Wall in Create Café opposite the museum in Wakefield One.

You can visit the exhibition at these times during the week:
Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 5 Nov 2018 - Fri 1 Mar 2019


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