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Castleford Museum

Castleford Museum

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Contact

Castleford Museum

Address

Carlton Street,
Castleford,
WF10 1BB

Details

*Information updated 6 January 2021*

Wakefield Museums and Castles Closure

Following the recent announcement from the government on COVID-19, all Council museums are closed until further notice. This is Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract Museums.

However, Pontefract Castle grounds and toilets will remain open to the public during the hours as currently advertised and the café will be serving takeaway food and drink. https://www.pontefractcastle.co.uk

The grounds of Sandal Castle and car park will remain open with social distancing measures in place.

For further information visit http://bit.ly/CoronaWFD

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Castleford is home to a wealth of treasures, fascinating stories and is a place for fun, imagination and play. Discover why the Castleford area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people and view a unique and special Iron Age chariot.

Discover Castleford’s rich Roman heritage – did you know that Castleford was the site of an important Roman army settlement called Lagentium?

And how could we forget marbles, mining, pottery, glass and rugby Super League winners Castleford Tigers!

The Early Life of Henry Moore display in the local studies area highlights one of Castleford's most famous sons. It is illustrated with objects from the beginning of his career as a world famous artist, including his sculpture 'Working Model for Draped Reclining figure'.

It also includes his school friend Albert Wainwright's Castleford Sketchbook which records many of the places that Moore would have been familiar with when living in the town in the 1920s.

The museum also features four special changing displays with content created in partnership with local groups and communities.

The main Museum is located on the top floor of the original 1905 Carnegie Library and is accessible by staircase and lift. The Early Life of Henry Moore display is in the local studies area on the floor below.

Education/study areaFacilities for educational visits

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Monday: 10am - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 3pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10am - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Prices

Free entry

Directions

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Map reference: SE 429257  Lat: 53.72593 Long: -1.35127

By Road:
Follow signs for Carlton Lanes car-parking, Aire Street. From the car park walk through the Old Market Hall to Carlton Street and turn right.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Castleford Library is on Carlton Street, next to the Old Market Hall and Opposite the entrance to Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre.

Facilities

  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities