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Exhibition, Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sat 28 Mar 2020, free entry

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own


Wakefield Castles & Museums Team


Carlton Street,
WF10 1BB

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 Mar - Sat 28 Mar In A League of Their Own
Sat 29 Feb Family Fun
Mon 2 Mar Adult Craft Session
Tue 3 Mar Toddler Tuesdays
Sat 7 Mar Family Fun
Tue 10 Mar Toddler Tuesdays


Rugby League is born and bred in West Yorkshire. From its beginnings in Huddersfield in 1895 to the Super League superstars of today, celebrate over 120 years of blood, sweat and tears.

This special exhibition takes a close look at the clubs within the Wakefield district, Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers and Wakefield Trinity as well as the clubs further afield in West Yorkshire.

The exhibition includes fantastic rugby-related objects from kits, balls and trophies to programmes, tickets and fan equipment. Highlights include the rugby shirt of legendary 1880s Wakefield Trinity player Harper Oliver Hamshaw, the ball with which Castleford’s Arthur ‘Brus’ Atkinson broke the record for the longest penalty kick in 1929, and the iconic Slazenger Torpedo rugby ball from the 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup final at Wembley, when Wakefield Trinity beat Hull 38-5!

This exhibition is in partnership with the four other West Yorkshire Local Authority Museum Services (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield) as part of a celebration of our collections relating to the theme 'We are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of People and Place'. WYLAMP exists to champion culture and museums in West Yorkshire through a variety of mutually beneficial activities.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sat 28 Mar 2020


Free entry



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

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.


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