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

Gateway To Eternity

Gateway to Eternity

Wakefield Museum

Sat 6 Jul 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Family History

Cake, Cream, Clothing and Cloth - Family History

Pontefract Castle

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Poster Creators

Poster Creators

Wakefield Museum

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Writing Through The Ages

Writing Through The Ages

Castleford Museum

Thu 25 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

Egyptians!

Egyptians!

Wakefield Museum

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 28 Jul 2019

The potter

Innovative Industries

Castleford Museum

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2019

Victorian Historians

Victorian Historians

Pontefract Castle

Mon 29 Jul - Sat 3 Aug 2019

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Egyptian Jewellery

Egyptian Jewellery

Wakefield Museum

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Every Object Tells A Story

The Imagination Museum: Every Object Tells A Story

Pontefract Museum

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Rugby Crafts

In A League Of Their Own Craft Activity

Castleford Museum

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Come and celebrate Yorkshire day at the castle!

Yorkshire Day - A Victorian Garden Party

Pontefract Castle

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Potwallopers

Potwallopers: A Town Centre Performance

Pontefract Museum

Thu 1 Aug 2019