Wakefield Museum

Click on image to enlarge. Wakefield Museum is in Wakefield One

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am - 7pm
Saturdays 9am – 4pm
Free entry

It's been a great privilege to open this spectacular new museum… It's a beautiful design, is beautifully displayed and is full of interesting things.” Sir David Attenborough

Wakefield Museum tells stories about people and their lives. Some are over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. Explore the museum and hear a few of these stories.

Follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope, passion and belief, love and war, work and home.

Discover the extraordinary – the oldest, the first, the one and only

Remember the ordinary – everyday life, everyday people

Feel the emotion – love, hate, passion, sorrow, laughter, loss, discovery

Be inspired – beautiful objects, faraway lands, craftsmanship

Have a go – clock-in, ride the rhubarb express, spot enemy planes, build a Tudor building, dress up

Wakefield Museum is here because of you, your past and your future.  Explore this beautiful museum and find your place in Wakefield’s history…

Where are we?
Wakefield One is situated in the City Centre, with very easy access to rail and bus links on Burton Street (behind County Hall).
Location Map - click on image to enlarge
Disabled access

  • There is a limited number of disabled parking bays to the side of Wakefield One.  Approach from Mulberry Way, turn right, drive past the building on Cliff Lane, and immediately left up the side of the building. Access the museum via the doors on Cliff Lane.
  • Doors into the building are automatic, and those into the museum space can be opened via a push-button.
  • The museum is on a single level with local studies, and the library is accessible via a lift. 
  • The museum space has been designed for wheelchair access.
  • An induction loop is available.
  • Large print versions of the museum interpretation are available throughout.
  • The disabled toilet is fitted with an emergency call alarm.

For any other access requirements, please email.


  1. I took my children to Wakefield Museum this summer holiday, and we had a fabulous time. The staff were extremely helpful and there was so much to do for the children. I would recommend a visit to all families.

  2. What a great museum for the kids. Free entry and upon entry they get a lanyard with an image on and they have to look around the museum to find it.

    Plenty of things to see and interact with to keep them entertained throughout.


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