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Castleford Museum

Castleford Museum

Contact

Castleford Museum

Address

Carlton Street,
Castleford,
WF10 1BB

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Details

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

We're sorry to announce that Castleford 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: http://bit.ly/CoronaWFD



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.

Dress up in armour and 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.

Explore your own creativity in regular free crafts sessions.

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 welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Prices

Free entry

Location

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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access