Wakefield Museums and Castles

Welcome to Wakefield Museums and Castles.

The museums and castle sites are now Covid-19 secure and are beginning a phased reopening. Full details can be found on venue pages.

Continue to discover the extraordinary by visiting our blog HERE or by clicking the image on the right.

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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.


Please note, that while we are working hard to keep information on this website up to date, things are changing rapidly. Experiences may be a little different and pre-booking may be required. Please check venue websites or get in touch with them directly before travelling.