2023 marked both 100 years since Wakefield Museum first opened, and the start of a century of collecting objects.

To celebrate, the Wakefield Museums & Castles team have picked 100 objects that tell the rich heritage of the district.

Most of them are already on display, so we asked our friends at Wakefield Civic Society and Wakefield Historical Society to pick a selection from our storeroom.

Their members have picked an interesting mix of objects. These cover work and industry, sports and leisure, entertainment and creativity, politics and protest and law and order.

Their chosen objects are now on display in the 100 Years of Collecting atrium case in Wakefield One (the building that contains Wakefield Museum).

Click here for more about the 100 Years of Collecting project.

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