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Wakefield Museum

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
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Boy looking at crocodile at Wakefield Museum

Attraction Information

At Wakefield Museum the main displays tell the story of Wakefield's history and that of the people who shaped it. No boring chronology here! Themes such as love, war, play, crime, and even rhubarb are represented by fascinating objects from Wakefield's past and are seen through the eyes of the very people involved in shaping this history.

The new museum also includes a temporary exhibition gallery. It will showcase a varied programme of displays to keep things fresh for repeat visits, these will vary each time but always be suitable for families and kids.

There is also a display devoted to Charles Waterton, the 19th century naturalist and explorer born locally at Walton Hall. This is your chance to stand on the back of the fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile that he famously captured on one of his trips to South America! Fun stuff for kids that'll get them into history, today!

Opening hours

Monday to Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday to Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00



Wakefield One, Burton Street,
West Yorkshire,
WF1 2DD,

Phone number

01924 305356


Free admission

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