Castleford Forum

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Castleford Forum Museum

Castleford Forum Museum invites visitors to:

  • follow the history of Castleford from the Bronze Age to the modern day. 

  • discover why the Castleford area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people.

  • view a unique and special Iron Age chariot. See objects from Castleford’s time as an important Roman town.

Not forgetting marbles, rugby, mining and pottery!

This new museum space also features four very special changing displays with content created in partnership with local groups and people. One of the opening displays will be about how rugby plays an important role in people’s lives.

There is also  a display in the local studies area of the refurbished building celebrating Henry Moore and his connections with Castleford. 

The Forum also provides a new home for the bronze sculpture ‘Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure’ (1976-79) by Moore, which had been displayed outside Castleford Civic Centre for over 30 years.

Opening times

Monday - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Wednesday closed

Thursday  -  9.30am to 5.30pm

Friday  - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday - 9.30am to 4.00pm
Free entry

The original Castleford Forum - a place  to meet, discuss and share ideas

Workers at a Castleford ceramics works.  This industry employed many women as they were cheaper to pay than men

Examples of ceramics manufactured in Castleford

Miners shovelling coal and Fryson Colliery, taken by Jack Hulme

The redevelopment of Castleford Forum Library and Museum retains the original facade

A tiny Roman gem engraved with a parrot, found in Castleford


  1. Is the new Castleford Forum open yet??

    1. The new library and museum will open in mid-December. Watch this space for the announcement! It is looking amazing!

    2. Brilliant, thanks for reply. We're looking forward to seeing it :)


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