Come along to this free drop-in Wakefield Heritage Community Showcase event to see displays, talks and have inspiring conversations where your questions and ideas about how to protect and celebrate heritage can be discussed with local heritage groups.

Chat with Wakefield Civic Society about their Discover Wakefield leaflets initiative, exploring interesting aspects of Wakefield architectural history.

The Friends of Waterton’s Wall will talk about the preservation of Charles Waterton’s wall surrounding the nature reserve in Walton, which was recently awarded listed building status. Visitors can see some of the wall stone up close!

Wakefield Historical Society will share their 48 publications focusing on local history, from the building of waterways to a study of Wakefield gingerbread.

Harrison Architectural Heritage will showcase the community-led 180 Years of Eastmoor social history project.

There’s also a chance meet the West Yorkshire Archive Service and hear more about their records, including the John Goodchild collection.

Staff from Wakefield Museums & Castles and Local Studies will also be on hand to discuss their sites, collections, and answer any questions you might have about their services, volunteering and more! 

Enjoy short talks from the groups between 12 noon and 1pm. 

This event is part of a series of 4 events taking part in libraries during WordFest. These events are part of Our Heritage, Our Stories, a 2-year project made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at heritage@wakefield.gov.uk

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 7:00 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

    Access facilities

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

Venue Details

Find us at

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD