image for Museum item typeThe Front Room at Wakefield Museum

The Front Room

The Front Room

The Front Room


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
Thu 20 Feb Find Your Passion: Material Marbling
Fri 21 Feb Fans Of Ancient Egypt


The Front Room is an action packed area specially designed for children.

History comes to life in this space with a Victorian Kitchen and a 1940s living room.

Children can become characters from the past by trying on our superb collection of dressing up inspired by the costume on display in the museum.

Feel inspired? Then have a go at the creative activity tables.

There is also the opportunity to cook up an imaginary feast in our child sized 1950s kitchen and play with our grand Victorian dolls house.

Adults – don’t feel left out…the museum displays continue into the front room, so whilst the kids play you can check out the gorgeous Georgian display and take a trip down memory lane to the 1960s!

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed



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