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

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

Nurses and Soldiers

Armistice 100

Wakefield Museum

Mon 5 Nov 2018 - Fri 1 Mar 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Ghost Walks

Family Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Traditional funfair ride

Christmas

Pontefract Castle

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 1 Dec 2018