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Wakefield Museum

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

  • A child gazing at the crocodile display at Wakefield Museum
  • A girl looking at the display at Wakefield Museum
  • A boy getting creative with hand painting at Wakefield Museum
  • A boy playing with the toys in the play area at Wakefield Museum
  • People at Wakefield Museum

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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!

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

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

Contact

Click here to visit Wakefield Museum's website
01924 305356

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Tuesday and Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Wednesday to Thursday 09:00 - 19:00

Saturday 09:00 - 16:00

Pricing

Free admission

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