From May 2023 the West Yorkshire History Centre will delve into the Middle Ages and put their medieval manuscripts under the microscope!

This exhibition takes a close-up look at the fantastic medieval archives in the West Yorkshire Archive’s collections – including their oldest document from 1138!

Explore the stories of how and why they were made and the incredible journeys that brought them to West Yorkshire and the calligraphy, seals and inks that make them so special.

Normal exhibition opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm

Closed weekends and Sundays.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

Venue Details

Find us at

127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG