At Wakefield Museum follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope, passion and belief, love and war, work and home. Plus, discover the extraordinary life of Charles Waterton, a pioneering ...

Wakefield Museum
Wakefield One West Yorkshire WF1 2EB
Wakefield

Wakefield Museum


At Wakefield Museum follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope, passion and belief, love and war, work and home. Plus, discover the extraordinary life of Charles Waterton, a pioneering Victorian eco-warrior explorer and Yorkshireman.

Our family-friendly offer

Discover the extraordinary, the oldest, the first, and the one and only in our displays. See our local cultural treasures and learn surprising facts about the city. Our current special exhibition is Gateway to Eternity: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Explore what Ancient Egyptians believed about death and follow their journey into the afterlife Venture into our recreated tomb, marvel at exquisite ancient objects and reflect on the mummy and coffin of Perenbast, a temple singer who lived over 2500 years ago. Temporarily Closed: History comes to life in The Front Room with a Victorian Kitchen and a 1940s living room. Here children can become characters from the past by trying on our dressing-up collection inspired by the costumes on display in the museum, whilst adults can take a trip down memory lane with our 1950s display.

Accessibility

Wakefield Museum is located within the Wakefield One building in the heart of Wakefield. The museum is located on the lower ground floor along with Local Studies where you are invited to explore and engage with the history of the people of Wakefield. Access throughout the museum is all on one level however the public toilets are located on the upper ground floor of Wakefield One. There is a main staircase in the centre of Wakefield One and a lift. There is also a lift within the museum space up to the main library.

Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.

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