Teaching and Learning Resources

Resources for schools

WW1 Resource Pack

A resource pack to support studies about WW1 using objects from the collections

WW1 ID Cards

Explore the lives and experiences of 10 local men and women during World War One.

WW1 Army Rations

‘A Terrier’s Snap’: how a soldier made art from a WW1 army biscuit

WW1 Recruitment Poster Resource Pack

A resource pack to support studies about WW1


WW1 Home Front Resource Pack

A resource pack to support studies about WW1 with a local connection. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.

WW1 Military Resource Pack

A resource pack to support studies about WW1 using objects from the collections. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.

WW2 Local Stories

A resource pack to support studies about WW2 with a local connection. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.

Wakefield Workhouse

Created for KS3 onwards, this pack shares objects from the collections to support enquiry about Wakefield Workhouse. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.

Pontefract Workhouse

Created for KS3 onwards, this pack shares objects from the collections to support enquiry about Pontefract Workhouse. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.


KS3 Tudors Resource Pack

Just what do we know about the Tudors who lived around Wakefield? Created for KS3 onwards, this pack shares objects from the collections to support enquiry and learning.


Image Bank – Wakefield Past

Ever wondered what Wakefield looked like in the past? This resource pack highlights images from the collections of Wakefield Museums to support studies in local heritage..

Image Bank – Pontefract Past

Ever wondered what Pontefract looked like in the past? This resource pack highlights images from the collections of Wakefield Museums to support studies in local heritage.


Image Bank – Castleford Past

Ever wondered what Castleford looked like in the past? This resource pack highlights images from the collections of Wakefield Museums to support studies in local heritage i.e. postcards, photos etc.

Image Bank – 1960s fashion

Resource pack highlighting objects from the Wakefield Museums and Castles collection




Image Bank – 1960s objects

Resource pack highlighting objects from the Wakefield Museums and Castles collection




Sharing the Stories of the Ackworth Hoard

What can a rediscovered pot of coins tell you about the English Civil Wars? Created for use in upper KS2 onwards, in school or on site at Pontefract Castle, with a focus on developing creative writing.

Industrial Wakefield

How has industry shaped Wakefield? Developed to support teachers, with a focus on local heritage. Content created by Wakefield Museums, Wakefield Libraries and West Yorkshire Archives.

EYFS Wakefield

Early Years Activities - Getting to Know Wakefield Museum with Charlie Bear

EYFS Pontefract

Early Years Activities - Getting to Know Pontefract Museum with Charlie Bear

EYFS Castleford

Early Years Activities - Getting to Know Castleford Museum with Charlie Bear


EYFS Pontefract Castle

Early Years Activities - Getting to Know Pontefract Castle with Ilbert the Dragon

The Battle of Wakefield

The Wars of the Roses are raging. England's royal family is divided in a deep and bitter conflict over who should be king.





The Extraordinary Life of Charles Waterton

A trio of unique stories, illustrated by three of Wakefield's finest graphic artists, brings Charles Waterton to life in all his caiman-riding, poacher-fighting, plague-surviving glory.

Potwallopers - Pontefract's Secret Ballot

Pontefract, August 1872. It's election time but you wouldn't know it. There's no rioting, no fighting and hardly any drinking. The only person shouting is the Mayor, and that's because he has to organise the first ever British election by secret ballot.

Arts Award - The Photographs of David Gluck

Achieve your Arts Award Discover using this pack and your creativity For ages 5+

Arts Award - The Photographs of Jack Hulme

Achieve your Arts Award Discover using this pack and your creativity For ages 8+

Exploring Pontefract Castle with Ilbert the Dragon

A downloadable resource for ages 3+


Creating Coats of Arms inspired by Pontefract Castle

A downloadable resource for ages 7+


Literacy learning inspired by Pontefract Castle

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Pontefract Castle and its Norman Roots

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Exploring Pontefract Castle using Maths

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Museums at Home - Literacy

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Museums at Home - Maths

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Museums at Home - Science

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

Museums at Home - Art and Design

A downloadable resource for ages 7+

VE Day teaching resource

A Powerpoint presentation about VE Day in Fryston through the images of Jack Hulme Download and save locally to use as a Powerpoint


Pick and Mix Powerpoint presentations

Designed to support multiple delivery methods for mixed age and ability groups Ideal for mixed classes still in school, or home-educating mixed ages

KS2 Cross-Curricular Support Resources

Ancient Egyptian Artefacts Life in Roman Castleford





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