Museums

Castleford Museum

West Yorkshire - Castleford

United Kingdom

  • Family Fun

Taking the kids out for the day to Castleford Museum in West Yorkshire - Free Stuff!

CONTACT INFO

01977 722085
museums@wakefield.gov.uk
Castleford Museum
Carlton St
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 1BB
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 16:00

ADMISSIONS

Entry

  • Free for all

DESCRIPTION

Free entry

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.

Highlights to explore

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.  The Early 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.
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