Free event Family friendly


Join Wakefield Museum for a day of activities, opportunities and special guests, including Dennis the 1930s fire engine!

Celebrate Moving Stories, the museum’s exciting new exhibition, with something for everyone.

FREE entry and no booking required.

Launched in the museum’s centenary year, Moving Stories is a new vibrant, interactive exhibition. Take a peek behind the scenes as we prepare to move Wakefield Library & Museum to a new city centre home in 2025. Look back at the stories we’ve told over the last 100 years and help us to write the next chapter.

On Saturday 25 March, take your visit to the next level:

🚒 Take the selfie of the season with Dennis himself!

🛠️ Meet the restorers who expertly brought Dennis back to life

🖍️ Share your local story with us and see it illustrated live by artist, Tom Bailey

👋 Join our volunteers to record your oral history for our museum collection (afternoon only)

🏺 Discover some of the unseen treasures of our collection and gets hands on with local history

🎨 Make your very own Dennis fire engine out of paper plates

🥳 Have your face painted by Sam’s Happy Faces (ages 3+)

Plus, visit Wakefield Library upstairs for even more fire engine family fun! Enjoy a story time inspired by Dennis and make your own engine out of Lego.

Our friends at Create Café will also be open for refreshments, 10am – 2pm.

The new Library & Museum is funded by the government’s Levelling Up Fund and Wakefield Council. The project is part of the Wakefield City Masterplan, which aims to deliver improved facilities for residents.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2UP