Wakefield Museum

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Wakefield Museum
Burton Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2EB
  • Telephone 01924 302700
  • Opening times Mon & Tue 9am–5pm; Wed & Thu 9am–7pm; Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 9am–4pm; closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.wakefield.gov.uk/museums-and-castles/…
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Step into a world of mystery at Wakefield Museum to discover stories of people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning.

Explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world’s first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Imagine life as a nineteenth century prisoner in Wakefield Jail, discover the area’s rugby heritage, hear the strange crackle that forced rhubarb makes when growing, learn the hardships of war throughout the ages and relive the stories of people who have worked, lived and played in the city.

Little visitors can dress up in vintage outfits, play with the Rhubarb Express train and cook up a storm in the 1950’s kitchen. Pick up a Digitrail for an alternative way of experiencing the museum.

Wakefield Museum is located on the lower level of Wakefield One. The Free City Bus stops just outside and Westgate Railway Station is only a two minute walk away.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi