Castleford Forum Library
and Museum has recently been extended and fully refurbished and is equipped to
deliver an excellent modern and relevant service to the people of Castleford.
Elements of the old
Carnegie Library, which first opened in 1905, have been retained and the
building is now open plan with a lift to all three floors.
The Main Museum on the
top floor invites visitors to follow the history of Castleford from the Bronze
Age to the present day. Discover why the Castleford area was a great and
important meeting place for Bronze Age people and view a unique and special
Iron Age chariot. See objects from Roman
Castleford when it was an
important Roman town. And we must not forget marbles, rugby, mining,
pottery and glass!
This new museum space
also features four very special changing displays with content created in
partnership with local groups and people.
Life of Henry Moore display in the local studies area highlights one of
Castleford's most famous sons. It is illustrated with objects from the
beginning of his career as a world famous artist, including his sculpture
'Working Model for Draped Reclining figure'.
It also includes his school friend Albert Wainwright's Castleford
Sketchbook which records many of the places that Moore would have been familiar
with when living in the town in the 1920s.