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 celebrates 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.

If you're looking for something fun to do during the school holidays, our October Half Term Planner is a good place to start.

Events and Exhibitions at Wakefield Museums and Castles

1966 World Cup Football

Playmakers on Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists

Wakefield Museum

Mon 16 Apr 2018 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

Pontefract Museum

Mon 14 May 2018 - Sat 13 Apr 2019

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Matilda: Quentin Blake 2018

Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits

Wakefield Museum

Sat 14 Jul 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Pontefract Helmet

Pontefract Helmet Film plus Show &Tell

Pontefract Museum

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Lioness Lantern Parade

Lioness Lantern Parade

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Castleford Museum

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

Simple Sewing: Pumpkin Pillows & Cauldron Cushions

Simple Sewing: Pumpkin Pillows & Cauldron Cushions

Wakefield Museum

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Pontefract's Sweet History

Pontefract's Sweet History

Pontefract Museum

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Halloween Craft Activity

Halloween Craft Activity

Pontefract Castle

Wed 31 Oct 2018