Wakefield Museums and Castles

Welcome to Wakefield Museums and Castles.

Following the recent Government announcement and national Tier 4 restrictions Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield Museum are currently closed.
The grounds at Pontefract Castle and Sandal Castle remain open. Full details can be found on venue pages.

Continue to discover the extraordinary from home by visiting the Wakefield Museums and Castles blog HERE or by clicking the image on the right.

Help the Wakefield Museums & Castles team improve their digital offer by filling in their survey about yourself and your experience with them online. Click HERE to participate.

Discover Roman Legions and Rugby League players. Rub shoulders with coal miners and kings. Walk in the footsteps of soldiers and sweet-makers.

Stand on the back of a caiman, uncover the story of the first secret ballot, explore historic ruins, and play in our wide open spaces.

Discover the history of the district stretching back over three thousand years. Discover your own place in this ever-unfolding story. Discover the extraordinary at Castleford Museum, Pontefract Castle, Pontefract Museum, Sandal Castle and Wakefield Museum today.

Know Before You Go


Please note, that while we are working hard to keep information on this website up to date, things are still changing rapidly. Experiences may be a little different and pre-booking may be required.

For information about how to Experience Wakefield again, click here.

Remember to check venue websites or get in touch with them directly before travelling.