Wakefield Museums and Castles

Welcome to Wakefield Museums and Castles.

We are the museums with the caiman under the floor; where liquorice and voting collide; that celebrate sweet-filled-glass walking sticks.

We are the castles with fascinating stories, with wide open space to play, with historic ruins to explore and inspire your imagination.

We are adventure. We are fun. We are weird and wonderful. You are invited to join in. You are invited to delve and discover. Together, we are amazing!

Discover more at Castleford Museum, Pontefract Castle, Pontefract Museum, Sandal Castle and Wakefield Museum today.

Find something fun to do every day of the summer holidays with our Summer Planner 2019 HERE.

Events and Exhibitions at Wakefield Museums and Castles

Playmakers On Tour

Playmakers On Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists

Wakefield Museum

Sat 2 Feb - Wed 25 Sep 2019

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

Atrium Cases at Wakefield One

Creature Creations

Wakefield Museum

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Gateway To Eternity

Gateway to Eternity

Wakefield Museum

Sat 6 Jul 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings

Pontefract Museum

Sat 10 Aug 2019 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Make Handmade Paper

Find Your Passion: Handmade Paper With Papyrus

Wakefield Museum

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Religious communities in Pontefract

Religious Communities Around Medieval Pontefract

Pontefract Museum

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours - Heritage Open Days

Pontefract Castle

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Lantern Parade

Lantern Making Workshop

Pontefract Castle

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Dig Launch

Dig Launch

Pontefract Castle

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Daily Archaeology Tours

Archaeology Daily Tours

Pontefract Castle

Sat 5 - Wed 30 Oct 2019