Wakefield Museum

Object from Wakefield Museum's collections
Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Opening Times:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 7pm

Saturday 9am – 4pm

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Wakefield Museum is a stimulating and vibrant part of the new and prestigious Wakefield One building in the heart of Wakefield. Sharing space with Local Studies and library services, it forms part of a wider council initiative bringing services and facilities together for the benefit of local people and to attract new visitors to the district. The new museum, located on the lower ground floor with Local Studies, will encourage connections and links to the district's local studies material.

In the museum's space you will be invited to explore and engage with the history of the people of Wakefield in fresh new ways. You will then have the opportunity to make your own discoveries via exploring a full range of local history resources in the neighbouring space.

Contact Details:
General enquiries: 01924 302104
Educational enquiries: 01924 302700
Email: museumslearning@wakefield.gov. uk

Learning Programmes:

A wide range of schools workshops are available. See website link above for our current list of sessions.



Local History

Art and Design



Curriculum Links:

KS1/2/3/4 – History

KS1/2/3/4 – Art and Design

KS1/2/3 – Science

KS1/2/3 – Literacy

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Associated Resources

First World War Army Rations

First World War Army Rations

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