Castleford Museum is proud to display striking images by the beloved Fryston photographer, Jack Hulme. Hulme was a hairdresser and talented amateur photographer, who captured everyday life in his pit village. His photos are a unique record of a mining community in the mid 1900s.  

In March, the museum will unveil an updated display of Hulme’s work, featuring old favourites and previously unseen photos from the archive.  

To celebrate the new display and as part of Our Year 2024, Castleford Museum are offering visitors a special opportunity to browse the full Jack Hulme collection and meet with the curator. 

Take a seat on our recreated Castleford Forum lamppost, inspired by Jack’s famous photo. Flick through the photos and see if they spark any memories. Share your stories of Fryston and the local area with the team. Let them know if you can spot any people or places you recognise in the pictures. Your information will help Wakefield Museums & Castles to improve their records and displays.  

Younger visitors can also take part in Mining March Family Fun, shining a lamp on the mining heritage around our area. The craft activities are suitable for ages 3+ and all materials are provided. 

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

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

Venue Details

Find us at

Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB