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.

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

© The Trustees of the British Museum

The Golden Age of Satire

Pontefract Museum

Sat 11 May - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Mon 27 May 2019

Medieval May at the Castle

Medieval May at the Castle

Pontefract Castle

Wed 29 May 2019

Let's Sow Some Seeds!

Let's Sow Some Seeds!

Pontefract Castle

Fri 31 May 2019

Civil War re-enactor

Civil Wars

Pontefract Castle

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Writing Through the Ages

Writing Through the Ages

Pontefract Castle

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 3 Jun 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Have a Dabble - Quirky Hand Lettered Cards

Have a Dabble - Quirky Hand Lettered Cards

Pontefract Castle

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 15 Jun 2019