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 2019 - Fri 25 Sep 2020

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

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings

Pontefract Museum

Sat 10 Aug 2019 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

Daily Archaeology Tours

Archaeology Daily Tours

Pontefract Castle

Sat 5 - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Have A Go At Metal Embossing

Find Your Passion: Metal Embossing

Wakefield Museum

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Junior Finds

Junior Archaeology Finds Lab

Pontefract Castle

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Lantern Parade

Pontefract Lantern Festival

Pontefract Castle

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Finds Lab

Archaeology Finds Lab

Pontefract Castle

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Dig Experience

Dig Experience

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Junior Archaeologist

Dig Camp

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Create a 3D artefact

Make A 3D Artefact

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Dig Update

Dig Update

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019