Free entry Family friendly

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

Venue Facilities

Good To Go


Discover the weird, the wonderful and the truly amazing! Entertaining exhibitions, fascinating stories and memorable experiences await the whole family at Wakefield Museum.

Explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world’s first nature reserve (at Anglers Country Park), and meet some of the animals he preserved and some that he created. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman crocodile that he famously captured on a trip to South America?

Imagine life as a nineteenth century prisoner in Wakefield Jail, discover the area’s rugby heritage, hear the strange crackle that forced rhubarb makes when growing, learn the hardships of war throughout the ages and relive the stories of people who have worked, lived and played in the city.

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