Wakefield Museum

Contact Details:

Burton Street, Wakefield


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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible toilet
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Family friendly venue
    • Good to go
    • Guide dogs welcome
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Opening Hours


    09:00 - 17:00


    09:00 - 17:00


    09:00 - 19:00


    09:00 - 19:00


    09:00 - 17:00


    09:00 - 16:00


    Closed all day

  • Travelling by Car

    At Junction 41 of the M1 exit onto A650 Wakefield. At Carr Gate Interchange, take the 1st exit onto A650. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A650. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A650. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A650. At Newton Hill Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Leeds Rd/A61/A650. Keep right to stay on Leeds Rd/A61/A650. Continue straight onto Snow Hill View/A650. Continue onto Bell St. Turn left onto Burton St. Turn right onto Cliff Parade. Continue onto Back Ln. Turn right to stay on Back Ln. Turn right onto Mulberry Way. Destination is on the right.

  • Travelling by Train

    Nearest Train Station: Wakefield Westgate Station Exit the station and walk straight, crossing 2 roads. The Museum is directly in front of you.

Wakefield Museum

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.