Museum:Families at Wakefield Museum

Families, free entry

Trying on hats

Trying on hats


*The information below is correct at 10am on Wednesday 18th March.*

We're sorry to announce that Wakefield Museum is currently closed, and all events are cancelled. We have the latest information on council services that are affected by COVID-19 on the council webpage:

Families Love Wakefield Museum

If you are looking for a free but quality day out and need fun activities to entertain the family, then you will LOVE Wakefield Museum.

Wakefield Museum is jam-packed with fabulous activities for families.

Have fun learning about the history of our city and look at objects from far and wide. Have a go at some of our hands-on activities – clock in; make a mixed up animal; try on a wig; make a Tudor building; spot enemy planes or drive the rhubarb express.

Travel to the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, the world’s first eco-warrior, and come face to face with some of the animals he collected from all over the world…but watch out for the crocodile!

If all that isn’t enough then spend some time in the Front Room – an action packed area specially designed for children. Cook up a treat; try on some crazy costumes; get creative; step back in time with our Victorian kitchen and 1940s living room.

Phew…if that doesn’t wear them out, what will?

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Available during the opening hours


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed