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Wakefield Museum

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

  • Boy looking at crocodile at Wakefield Museum
  • Girl looking at display in Wakefield Museum
  • Boy hand painting at Wakefield Museum
  • Boy in roleplay kitchen at Wakefield Museum
  • Staff with visitor 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!


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

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Wakefield Museum's website
01924 305356

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


Free admission


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