For Our Year 2024, the Castleford Museum Community Cases are shining the spotlight on star performers. Family-friendly, interactive displays explore the theme of performance in all its kinds, from theatrical and musical, to artistic and sporting. Castleford has proud performing heritage, be it prowess on the rugby league field, star-studded galas or scene-stealing creative flair.
See how Castleford Academy’s girls’ teams are leading the way for women’s rugby league. Marvel at the school’s honours board, hear from former students who have made it to the sport’s highest level, and see the current stars in action.
Discover the quirky story of Castleford’s unique Reight Neet Aht, an annual marbles contest held in the town from 1936-1958, raising money for Leeds Infirmary. Find out how this distinctly Yorkshire event attracted international attention and famous cameos.
Be transported to a distant time and far off lands with artist and theatre designer, Albert Wainwright’s showstopping stage sets and costume designs. Born and bred in Castleford, Wainwright learnt his trade working on school productions at Castleford Grammar School. He went on to receive over 100 theatrical commissions. Admire his intricate working sketches and exquisite watercolour designs.
Venue opening hours
Monday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : Closed
Thursday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday : Closed